Bust of a Man by Aimé-Jules Dalou

The sitter has not yet been identified, but from his headgear, it would seem that he is a sculptor.

Details

Medium:
Terracotta cast
Dimensions:
59 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £48,000)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Agnew's

Dalou only worked in terracotta for the finished sculpture during his English period. The busts required between 25 and 30 sittings and were extremely popular at the time.

Provenance

Private collection, Brussels, 1991; with Gallery d'Arenberg, Brussels; with Thos. Agnew & Sons, London.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

Entry details

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Offers with National Art Pass

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