French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
artist © : Fair Use (Section 107, Copyright Act, 1976)

Bourron-Marlotte, Seine-et-Marne 1878 - Paris 1973

Singe à la statuette (Cynocéphale)
Monkey Holding Mummy Monkey


11 x 6 1/2 x 16

Acc. No. : 1940.131
Credit Line : Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels

San Francisco, California, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor


  • 1940, Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels

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Information provided by M. Dominique Suisse, author of the bilingual website (and son of the lacquer Gaston Suisse, 1896-1988,, 19 January 2015:
This sculpture has been created in wax by Jouve, he has a plaster cast at the very beginning of 1905.
For his first one-man show in March 1905 at the Gallery of Marcel Bing (the son and successor of galerist Samuel Bing), he has a bronze cast by Rudier. It features in Bing's catalogue: No. 4, Cynocéphale, first proof cast from the plaster, by Alexis Rudier.
Actually, it is Alexis' son, Eugène Rudier, who did this cast but all casts made are marked "Alexis Rudier".
Then, as Jouve had no editor, he would have casts made one by one according to sales, with lost-wax process, first by Rudier, and very quickly after by Valsuani, the last one by Godard."