Carrier-Belleuse, Albert

Albert Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)

Carrier-Belleuse was a student of David d'Angers and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He debuted at the Salon of 1850 and then went to work for Minton in England between 1850-1856.

After returning to Paris his reputation grew and he received important commissions for work on the Louvre, L'Opera and the Tuilleries. Carrier-Belleuse was a prolific sculptor of busts, small groups and figures in a variety of materials including plaster, marble and bronze. Many of his busts appeared in terra-cotta.



Liseuse by Albert Carriere-Belleuse (1824-1887)

Small gilded bronze figure of a lady reading.
Plaque to front of base- Liseuse par Carriere- Belleuse
Gd Prix du Salon

Liseuse c. 1865  Signed: A. Carriere-Belleuse    Height: 25.5 cm

Reference: Kjellberg - Dictionary of 19th Century Sculpture

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