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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux at Work

Artist:
Antoine-Émile Bourdelle (French, Montauban 1861–1929 Vésinet)
Founder:
Cast by Alexis Rudier (French)
Date:
modeled ca. 1908–9
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 98 5/16 × 42 × 29 in. (249.8 × 106.7 × 73.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. B. Gerald Cantor, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.562
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 548
Bourdelle modeled two monuments to famous French nineteenth-century sculptors, this one to Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827–75) and the other to Auguste Rodin (1840–1917).
Signature: On back of base: EMILE-ANTOINE BOURDELLE

Inscription: On back of base: JEAN-BAPTISTE / CARPEAUX / AU TRAVAIL

Marking: On left, rear of base: ALEXIS. RUDIER/ FONDEUR. PARIS (founder's mark of Alexis Rudier)
Alex and Eugène Rudier (until 1979; sale, Sotheby's, Monaco, November 25, 1979, no. 52; sold to Bruton Gallery); [ Bruton Gallery , Bruton, England ] ; Iris and B. Gerald Cantor , New York (until 1983; to MMA)
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