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

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.


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

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