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A Fine Quality Patinated Bronze Sculpture of an Odalisque by Charles Bourgeois

$ 18,000
  • Description
    Surmounted on a circular base, the odalisque portraying a half nude young female wearing a loose skirt, and is inscribed with the artist's name ‘A BOURGEOIS’.

    Maker: Charles Arthur Bourgeois (1838-1886)
    Origin: French
    Dimension: 23 1/2 x 7 inches


    Baron Charles Arthur Bourgeois (1838-1886) was a student of Duret and Guillaume at École des Beaux Arts in 1857. He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1863, was a member of the Societe des Artistes Français, and exhibited at the Universelle Exposition of 1878. As a baron, Bourgeois is one of a small group of titled artist-sculptors of the era including Baron Marochetti and the Comte d'Orsay.

    His most celebrated works are his carefully observed exotic characters. Of these Le Charmeur de Serpent, exhibited at the Salon in 1864, is arguably his best known. This bronze was paired with his Le Chasseur de Crocodile (exhibited at the Salon in 1883) and stands in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris. Another bronze version of the Charmeur was commissioned by the French Royal household. Examples of his work may also be seen in the Louvre.

    Catalog: Benezit, E. Dictionnaire Critique & Documentaire Des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs & Graveurs 14 Volumes. France: Grund/Hilmarton Manor Press, 1999, Vol II.
    Kjellberg, Pierre. Bronzes of the 19th Century: Dictionary of Sculptors. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub, 1994.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: Signed ‘A BOURGEOIS’
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Patinated Bronze
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Dealer Reference #: SB112519-05
    Incollect Reference #: 379924
  • Dimensions
    W. 7 in; H. 23.5 in;
    W. 17.78 cm; H. 59.69 cm;
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