Of modest origin, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux had a difficult youth. Received in 1844 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he entered the Atelier de Rude in 1846.
Napoleon III remarked on it and the orders flowed in, notably the dance group for the Opera facade and the four parts of the world for the Observatory's fountain.
Reproduction in resin patinated by hand according to traditional and artisanal moulding techniques.
Height: 35 cm.
Width: 24 cm.
Depth: 15 cm.
Weight: 15 kg
Museum: Nice - Chéret Museum
Period: 19th century
Artist: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875)