Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • The Prince Impérial with His Dog Néro, 1912
    Jean–Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875); Manufacturer: Sèvres; Modeler: Henri Robert (French, 1889–1933)
    Hard–paste biscuit porcelain; H. (with stand) 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm)
    Inscription (on pedestal): J B CARPEAUX
    Marks: [1] SEVRES (in oval, incised on pedestal); [2] H R (incised on pedestal; mark of Henri Robert, mouleur répareur); [3] S / 1912 (in a triangle incised on pedestal)
    Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.79)

    After an unsuccessful effort in 1864 to win a commission for a portrait of Empress Eugénie, Carpeaux proposed to the imperial couple a portrait of their son, Eugène-Louis-Jean-Joseph Napoléon, the Prince Impérial (1856–1879). By August 1865, a lifesize portrait of the nine-year-old prince was complete and the plaster was soon shown publicly at the Salon of 1866. The standing portrait was also executed in marble and cast in silver-patinated bronze, exhibited at the Salons of 1867 and 1868 respectively. Carpeaux chose to portray the prince as a bourgeois lad, shown with the emperor's dog Néro, a gift from the Russian ambassador. In 1869, the Sèvres Manufactory began to produce biscuit porcelain reductions that faithfully reflect the surfaces of marble.

    This work of art also appears on Connections: Mutts

    Related


    On view: Gallery 556
    Move Separator Print
    Close
  • The Prince Impérial with His Dog Néro, 1912
    Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875); Manufacturer: Sèvres; Modeler: Henri Robert (French, 1889–1933)
    Hard-paste biscuit porcelain; H. (with stand) 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm)
    Inscription (on pedestal): J B CARPEAUX
    Marks: [1] SEVRES (in oval, incised on pedestal); [2] H R (incised on pedestal; mark of Henri Robert, mouleur répareur); [3] S / 1912 (in a triangle incised on pedestal)
    Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.79)

    Move
    Close