French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk
© artiste : public domain

DALOU, Aimé-Jules
Paris 1838 - Paris 1902

Angelino Cartioni, Tête de jeune garçon (Portrait du fils d'Angelo Cartioni)
Angelino Cartioni (Portrait of the Son of Angelo Cartioni)

vers 1877-1878
bronze

tête
42.5 x 20.3 x 21.6

N° d'inv. : 71.2065
Credit Line : Gift of Walter P. Chrysler

Norfolk, Virginia, Chrysler Museum of Art

www.chrysler.org

Historique

  • 1971, don de Walter P. Chrysler

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website, 30 March 2015
  • 2013 Simier et Kisiel
    Amélie Simier, assistée de Marine Kisiel, Jules Dalou, le sculpteur de la République. Catalogue des sculptures de Jules Dalou conservées au Petit Palais, Paris, Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, 2013, p. 364 (vers 1877-1878)

Exposition

  • 2008 Norfolk
    Reopening of the Joan P. Brock Galleries, Norfolk, Chrysler Museum of Art, Opening in March of 2008

Oeuvres en rapport

Il s'agit de l'édition en bronze de l'étude en terre cuite pour l'ange du Monument aux petits-enfants de la reine Victoria, Paris, Musée du Petit Palais, PPS00278.

Commentaire



Museum's website, Object Label, 30 March 2015:
In 1878 Queen Victoria commissioned Dalou to create a memorial sculpture for her dead grandchildren for the Royal Chapel at Windsor Castle. Dalou made a number of smaller figure studies for that large bronze monument, several of which he then issued as independent works of art. Among the most poignant of these is his Head of a Boy, which the artist made while perfecting his design for the angel who cradles Victoria's deceased grandchildren in his arms. The young son of Dalou's London assistant, Angelino Cartioni served as his model. Though Dalou worked to build his reputation in Paris, his career first blossomed in London, where he fled for a time to escape the political reprisals that befell other radical supporters of the Paris Commune at the end of the Franco-Prussian War (1871). He eventually became one of the most productive and successful sculptors working in France. His creations ranged from intimate studies such as the Chrysler's Head of a Boy to mammoth public monuments like The Triumph of the Republic (Place de la Nation, Paris).