Jules Dalou

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Jules Dalou

47 artworks

French Realist, New Sculpture (19th Century British) sculptor

Born 12/31/1838 - Died 4/15/1902

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The Triumph of Silenus

circa 1898

Bronze

Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France

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Bacchus consolant Ariadne

Bacchus Consoling Ariadne

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Bronze & marble

24.5 x 15 cms | 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 ins

William Morris Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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Mother and Child

Terracotta

29.2 x 10.8 x 15.9 cms | 11 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 ins

National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States

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The Espousal

The Passage of the Rhine

circa 1890-circa 1892

Bronze

26.5 x 11.5 x 12.5 cms | 10 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 ins

National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States

Peasant Woman Nursing An Infant

1873

Terracotta

Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

Credit: The Hermitage

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Charity

circa 1877

Bronze & marble

34 x 15 cms | 13 1/4 x 5 3/4 ins

William Morris Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Femme nue assise dans un fauteuil et retirant son bas

Seated Nude Taking off her Stocking

circa 1875-circa 1880

Bronze

18.4 x 15.6 x 19 cms | 7 x 6 x 7 1/4 ins

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Guardian Angel: Study For Monument Commemorating Queen Victoria's Grandchildren

1876-1878

Bronze

52.3 x 26.7 x 26.3 cms | 20 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/4 ins

Public collection, ,

Seated Woman Reading

1874

Bronze

54 x 26.6 x 38.6 cms | 21 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 15 ins

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

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Le botteleur

The Binder

Bronze

10.1 x 10.6 x 9.9 cms | 3 3/4 x 4 x 3 3/4 ins

National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States

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DALOU, JULES (1838-1902), French sculptor, was the pupil of Carpeaux [1827-1875] and Duret [1804-1865], and combined the vivacity and richness of the one with the academic purity and scholarship of the other. He is one of the most brilliant virtuosos of the French school, admirable alike in taste, execution and arrangement. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1867, but when. in 1871 the troubles of the Commune broke out in Paris, he took refuge in England, where he rapidly made a name through his appointment at South Kensington. Here he laid the foundation of that great improvement which resulted in the development of the modern British school of sculpture, and at the same time executed a remarkable series of terra-cotta statuettes and groups, such as A French Peasant Woman (of which a bronze version under the title of Maternity is erected outside the Royal Exchange), the group of two Boulogne women called The Reader and A Woman of Boulogne tallying her Beads. He returned to France in 1879 and produced a number of masterpieces. His great relief of Mirabeau replying to M. de Dreux-Brz, exhibited in 1883 and now at the Palais Bourbon, and the highly decorative panel, Triumph of the Republic, were followed in 1885 by The Procession of Silenus. For the city of Paris he executed his most elaborate and splendid achievement, the vast monument, The Triumph of the Republic, erected, after twenty years work, in the Place de la Nation, showing a symbolical figure of the Republic, aloft on her car, drawn by lions led by Liberty, attended by Labor and Justice, and followed by Peace. It is somewhat in the taste of the Louis XIV. [1638-1715] period, ornate, but exquisite in every detail. Within a few days there was also inaugurated his great Monument to Alphand (1899), which almost equalled in the success achieved the monument to Delacroix [1798-1863] in the Luxembourg Gardens. Dalou, who gained the Grand Prix of the International exhibition of 1889, and was an officer of the Legion of Honor, was one of the founders of the New Salon (Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts), and was the first president of the sculpture section. In portraiture, whether statues or busts, his work is not less remarkable.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.