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“Bacchanale” Terracotta signed Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse

France  –  Circa 1850

HEIGHT: 17.5 in. (44 cm)
DIAMETER: 12.5 in. (32 cm)

Terracotta group representing a Satyr detaining a resisting Bacchante .It rests on a cylindrical base surmounted by a rock on which there is tambourine, thyrsus and wine amphora. Signed Carrier- Belleuse. The sculpture is on a gilded wood socle.
Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887) was nicknamed the “Clodion of the 19th Century” (in reference of the 18th C. Master Sculptor). He would have described the “Bacchanale” as “genre de Clodion”. However, as June Hargrove -USA Professor of 19th C. European Sculptures and Painting – explains Carrier-Belleuse Sculpture “generates an earthly eroticism more brutal than Clodion gossamer atmosphere”.

CREATOR: Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (Artist)
OF THE PERIOD: Neoclassical
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1850
PERIOD: Mid-19th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Terracotta
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 17.5 in. (44 cm)
DIAMETER: 12.5 in. (32 cm)