French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : Indiana University Campus Art Collection
© artiste : public domain

CHARPENTIER, Félix-Maurice
Bollène, Vaucluse 1858 - Paris 1924

Le Départ des hirondelles
The Departure of the Swallows

édition en bronze d'après un modèle de 1893

46,4 x 20,3 x 12,7
signé à l'arrière de la base : F.Charpentier 1893

N° d'inv. : Metz no. 677
Credit Line : The Arthur R. Metz Collection at the Indiana University Memorial Union Metz Suite

Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Campus Art Collection


  • Chicago, collection du Dr. Arthur R. Metz (1887-1963)
  • 1963, léguée à l'Indiana University à Bloomington


  • Collection's website, September 29, 2015


Collection's website, September 29, 2015:
Few details of the life of Charpentier are published. He began to model figures from backyard clay at the age of seven, studied with the sculptor Armand in Avignon, and moved to Paris in 1877. He studied under Pierre Cavelier and Amédée Doublemard at the Ècole des Beaux-Arts in the 1880s and began to exhibit at the Paris Salon in either 1882 or 1884. His form was admired for both its force of expression and for its beauty and grace. He exhibited several allegorical figures at the Salon in the 1880s, including the Muse, an edition of which is in the Metz Collection.