BOSIO, François Joseph

Monaco, Monte-Carlo 1769 - Paris 1845

Garçon à la rose

Boy with Rose



Dimensions (HxWxD): 48 x 13 34 x 13 34 in.

signed on the side of the base near his right foot: Bosio

Acc. No.: 1998.258 (formerly/autrefois 27.4)

Credit Line: Collection of the Henry Plant Museum, Tampa, Florida

Photo credit: photo courtesy the Henry Plant Museum, Tampa, Florida

© Artist : public domain


  • Many of the sculptures were editions that railroad magnate Henry Bradley Plant (1819-1899) purchased in Europe to decorate his railroad resort, the Tampa Bay Hotel, when it opened in 1891.

Related works

  • Another bronze, Paris, Hôtel de Béhague, Romanian Cultural Center, inscribed in front of proper right foot: Jeukens / aîné / Editeur (ph. A. Pingeot, 1998) [see Documentation du Musée d'Orsay : Jeukens aîné et Cie, fabricant de bronzes d'art, 47 rue Oberkampf, Paris].
    Another bronze, sold in London, Christie's, 15 July 1993, no. 199.
    Another pair Henri IV as a Child and Sully [Boy with rose], cast ironr, H. 49 5/8, sold in Versailles, Perrin-Royère-Lajeunesse, 13 May 1990; sold again in Versailles, Galerie des Chevau-Légers, 2 February 1992 (said to be in bronze); sold again in Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 6 May 1993, no. 79 (said to be in cast iron with a bronze patina, founder: Jeuthens Aîné Editeur).
    Another pair Henri IV as a Child and Boy with rose, bronze, sold Le Mans, Hôtel des ventes du Moulin à huile, 16 June 1991.