French Sculpture Census

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DUBOIS, Paul
Nogent-sur-Seine, Aube 1829 - Paris 1905

Maker: Barbedienne

Le Chanteur florentin
Florentine Singer

1865, cast after 1910-1920
bronze

statuette
H. 30

Acc. No. : 2002.7
Credit Line : Gift of The Reverend and Mrs. Alfred R. Shands III

Louisville, Kentucky, The Speed Art Museum

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Provenance

  • 2002, Gift of The Reverend and Mrs. Alfred R. Shands III

Bibliography

  • 2006 Rionnet
    Florence Rionnet, Le rôle de la Maison Barbedienne (1834-1954) dans la diffusion de la sculpture aux XIXe et XXe siècles. Considérations sur les bronzes d’édition et l’histoire du goût, Thèse de doctorat en histoire de l’art moderne et contemporain (sous la direction de M. Bruno Foucart), Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-IV), 2006, 5 vol. (publication prévue pour 2016), cat. 713 (édition par Barbedienne)

Related Works

Written information from Florence Rionnet about cast date, May 2014.
In 2006 Rionnet, cat. no. 713:
Plaster, Salon des Artistes français, Paris, 1865 (no. 2957, medal of honor), acquired by the State, sent to the Museum in Troyes in 1874; other plaster casts in the Fine Arts Museums in Angers and Rennes (destroyed in 1945) and in the Museum in Nogent-sur-Seine.
Marble: 1869, present location unknown.
Silvered bronze: commissioned by the State June 24, 1865 for 7 000 francs, International Exposition 1867 (no. 701), entered Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, August 26, 1871, International Exposition 1873 (no. 909), International Exposition 1889 (no. 67), now in Paris, musée d’Orsay (RF 2998).
Bronze: two other life-size bronzes cast in 1865-1866, one for Barbedienne, the other for Princesse Mathilde; a third one, slightly different, was cast in 1897 for the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen (I.N. 522).
This model has also been edited in biscuit by the Manufacture de Sèvres (three different heights, H. 27 1/2 to 11 3/8 inches).