Bust of a young woman, patinated terracotta plaster proof, signed A. CARRIER BELLEUSE (1824-1887)
Bust of a young woman with a chest decorated with a rose, patinated terracotta plaster proof, signed Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse. Placed on a wooden plinth.
Albert-Ernest Carrier de Belleuse dit Carrier-Belleuse, (1824-1887), was a French sculptor. He was one of the most prolific artists of the century and enjoyed the greatest success under the Second Empire, benefiting from the personal support of Napoleon III. His work has been greatly influenced by the style of the Italian Renaissance and that of the 18th century, which he helped bring up to date. Carrier-Belleuse made a strong contribution to the improvement of the decorative and industrial arts. From his studio in Paris, where a large number of artists worked, including Auguste Rodin, a prodigious quantity of decorative statuettes came out. Carrier-Belleuse was, towards the end of his life, director of art work at the Manufacture de Sèvres. His visit was marked by the renewal of the collections and the modernization of the style.