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ALBERT ERNEST CARRIER BELLEUSE-BRONZE-LISEUSE

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SKU: RW9173/APR18

ALBERT ERNEST CARRIER BELLEUSE-BRONZE-LISEUSE

£4,500.00

ALBERT ERNEST CARRIER BELLEUSE

1824 -1887

‘Liseuse’

Circa 1890
Height: 16 inches / 40.6 cm
Stock number: RW9173/APR18
Price: £4500

La Liseuse translates as ” The Reader” and is a superb silvered (rubbed) and gilt bronze and ivory figure of a young woman standing reading a book which she holds in her two hands, wearing a headress and an elaborately embroidered Renaissance costume, she has a delicately carved ivory face and hands and is raised on a circular footed bronze base. Signed at the base of the figure A Carrier Belleuse, with a plaque on the stepped base which reads ‘LISEUSE, PAR CARRIER BELLEUSE, GRAND PRIX DU SALON‘.

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