Statues INSIDE the Crystal Palace.

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ANTOINE DENIS CHAUDET.
1763 - 1810

Antoine-Denis Chaudet, born at Paris in 1736, died in 1810. He commenced his career as a painter ; afterwards became a distinguished sculptor, and was much patronised by Napoleon, for whom he designed the greater number of the series of the “Napoleon medals,” and the bronze statue, which once stood on the summit of the column in the Place Vendome, afterwards pulled down with ignomy, and the fragments used up to cast the bronze of Henry IV. At the period of Napoleon’s marriage he was summoned to Compeigne, to model a bust of the new empress, Marie Louise ; on presenting himself, he found a rival sculptor already employed on the task, which had such an effect upon him that he died a few days later.
86. CUPID.

Statue. Life size.

Cupid with a butterfly (the emblem of Psyche or the Soul) ; he kneels on one knee, and while seizing the butterfly with one hand, presents a flower to attract it with the other ; a fanciful treatment of one of the thousand variations on the myth of Cupid and Psyche. Classical.

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87. CYPARISSUSS

Statue. Life size.

This was a beautiful youth, the son of Telephus, who having by accident killed the favourite stag of Apollo, of which he had the care, was seized with such excessive grief that he pined away, and was changed into a cypress. The original marble is in the Louvre, at Paris. Classical style, but feeble.
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88. A DOG.

Lying on the ground and watching with ears erect. The original marble is in the Luxembourg gallery.
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89. CASIMER PERIER.

Medallion.

(See the Gallery of Portraits No. 292.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casimir_Pierre_Perier

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CLAUDE-MICHEL CLODION
1745 - 1814

Claude-Michel Clodion, born at Nancy, in France, in 1745, died at Paris in 1814. He executed a great number of small ornamental works, remarkable for grace and what the French call verve, but not in a pure or classical taste ; and one large group, a family about to be destroyed by the flood, which has great merit, and is now in the gallery of the Luxembourg at Paris.*

*By this sculptor are two small groups of Centaurs and Bacchante modelled in terra-cotta, and wonderful for vigour and spirit, in the picturesque style ; now on view at Marlborough House.

90. A BACCHANTE

Statue. Small Life size.

She bears a satyr on her shoulder. A classical subject in the picturesque style.
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This isn't it, but as it was so small, I doubt it was photographed, and this piece is typical of his style.

JEAN BAPTISTE AUGUSTE CLESINGER

1818 - 1883

KING FRANCIS I

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The cast was hired out to the Directors of Blackfriars Bridge 1884.

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CHARLES HENRI JOSEPH CORDIER

1827 - 1905

SAID ABDALLAH

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AFRICAN VENUS

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Both exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition, bought by Queen Victoria for Prince Albert and now in the Royal Collection.

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DELAMOTTE

As this was photographed at the Crystal Palace st Sydenham, I'm suggesting this is one of the full body casts Cordier made of his models, perhaps delivered but returned before the opening of the Palace.
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ANTOINE-LAURENT DANTAN
1789 - 1878

Antoine-Laurent Dantan, born at St. Cloud, near Paris, studied under Bosio, and obtained the first prize of the Academy, (“Le Grand Prix de Rome”) in 1828. This Dantan must not be confounded with another Dantan [his brother Jean Pierre], who is a caricaturist in sculpture.

91. A NEOPOLITAN GIRL.

Statue. Life size.

She is listening to the sound of her tambourine. An elegant statue, in the picturesque style.
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Also in marble on the Italian terrace, and another placed by Joseph Paxton at the People's Park in Halifax. [Now handless.]

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92. ADMIRAL DUQUESNE.

Colossal Statue.

For an account of this French naval hero, see Portrait Gallery, No. 265. He is here represented standing in the gorgeous costume of his time, (that of Louis XIV.) with cannon and cannon-balls at his feet. The statue has been cast in bronze for his native town, Dieppe. Monumental picturesque style.

*By this sculptor are two small groups of Centaurs and Bachantae, modelled in terra-cotta, and wonderful for vigour and spirit, in the picturesque style ; now [1854] on view at Marlborough House.
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JOSEPH DEBAY
1779 - 1863

A pupil of Chaudet, and at present living at Paris.
93. THE THREE FATES.

Group Larger than life.

The Three Fates (Les Parques ; in lLatin Parcae ; in Greek, Moirai), ancient Greek divinities, who presided over the duration and destinies of human existence – birth, life and death. Sometimes the poets describe them as three stern, hideous old women (thus Michael Angelo has painted them) ; but in general they are represented as three virgins, ever young, and severely beautiful, whom the gods have commissioned to spin out the existence of man.

In the group before us, Clotho, in the centre, spins the thread ; Lachesis, seated, holds the globe (horoscope), and near her is the urn from which Zeus distributes the various destinies of mortals ; on the left of Clotho sits Atropos, with a pair of shears to sever the thread of existence. She has the winged thunderbolt on her head, and figures as Nemesis. On the pedestal, twenty-four figures, floating hand-in-hand, represent the circle of human existence. Classical subject . and clever, academical treatment.
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JEAN BAPTISTE JOSEPH DEBAY.
1802 – 1862

Jean Baptiste Joseph Debay, born at Nantes, studied under his father, Joseph Debay, gained the first prize of the Academy, called the “Prix de Rome,” in 1829, and the cross of the Legion of Honour in 1851.

94. THE CHASE.

Group. Life size.

Called also the Deer-Slayer. The hunter has seized the stag at bay, by the horns, and with the other grasps his sword : a hound has seized the animal by the ear. A fine spirited group, in the picturesque style. Intended to be cast in bronze, for which it is especially adopted.

[Salon de 1838]
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95. MODESTY AND LOVE.

Group. Life size.
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Post by tulse hill terry » 3 May 2010 12:48

AUGUSTE [HYACINTHE] DEBAY
1804 - 1865

Auguste Hyacinthe Debay. – The younger son of Joseph Debay. He studied first as a painter under Gros, but has since become a sculptor.
96. THE FIRST CRADLE. (Le Premier Berceau.)

Group. Life size.

Eve, our general mother, holds on her knees, and encircled in her arms, her two sons, Cain and Abel, who slumber with their arms entwined in each other. The heads of the two children are well discriminated in character. Cain seems to frown in his sleep ; Abel has the soft pure lineaments which the early painters gave to the heads of the infant Christ. Eve, bending thoughtfully and fondly over them seems to anticipate their future fate. A group of extraordinary talent and power, both in conception and treatment. The form of Eve has all the amplitude and vigour which ought to characterise the first parent ; and thus Michael Angelo has represented her. On the pedestal are three small bas-reliefs, from the history of the two brothers.

The original marble of this fine group was in the Great Exhibition of 1851, and attracted much attention, I am unable to say into whose possession it has passed. Sacred subject.
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LOUIS DESPREZ.
1799 - 1870

Louis Deprez, born at Paris, a pupil of Bosio. He was sent to Rome with the Great Prize, in 1826. He is principally distinguished for his busts and portrait statues.
97. L’INGENUITE.

Statue (Simplicity)

The idea expressed here by the figure of a very young girl, kneeling on one knee, and looking with curiosity at a snail, while timidly touching its horns. This statue gained the prize medal for sculpture in 1843.
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Post by tulse hill terry » 3 May 2010 12:49

FRANCCESCO [FRANCISQUE] DURET.
1804 - 1865


Franceso Duret is the son of a sculptor. He was born in Spain about 1806, studied under Bosio, and was sent to Rome with the first prize in 1824. He is a man of great genius, and has executed many works in his own country, distinguished by their elegance and by a certain originality of treatment.
98. A NEOPOLITAN DANCER.

Statue. Small Life size.

He is dancing the Tarantella. The original model was exhibited in the Salon of 1833, with very general applause. It has since been purchased by the government, and cast in bronze for the gallery of the Luxembourg, at Paris. A statue in the picturesque style, full of nature, life and spirit.

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99. A NEOPOLITAN IMPROVISATORE.

Crowned with vine leaves, and with a tub of grapes at his side, he holds a guitar, and seems to be reciting for the amusement of the villagers. Full of life and expression, and admirably executed, in the picturesque style.

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ANTOINE ETEX.
1808 - 1888

Antoine Etex, born at Paris, where he studied under Pradier. He obtained the cross of the Legion of Honour in 1841. Among his works are some of the best bas-reliefs on the Arc-de-L’Etoile, at Paris.
100. CAIN.

Colossal Group. Marble.

Cain, seated in despair, with his wife and children at his feet ; “My punishment is greater than I can bear !”
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EITIENNE-MAURICE FALCONET
1716 - 1791

Etienne-Maurice falconnet, born at Vinis, on the Lake of Geneva, in 1716. A sculptor celebrated in his time, and aman of great genius, though depraved by the taste of age. He is eminently a picturesque. The famous colossal equestrian statue of Peter the Great, at St. Petersburg, is one of his best works, and occupied him twelve years. He died in 1791.
101. A BATHER (LA BAIGNEUSE).

Statuette.
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102. MILO OF CROTONA.

Small Group.

Caught by the hand in the split trunk of a tree and unable to defend himself, he is devoured by a lion. This spirited group was executed in 1745 (See No. 40). It differs from the usual treatment in treatment in this, that Milo is here thrown to the ground. A classical subject ; picturesque style.


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KAREL [CHARLES] AUGUST FRAIKEN.

1817 – 1893

K. Fraiken, a Belgian sculptor of high reputation, who resides at Shaerbeck, near Brussells. It is said of him that he excels in the female figure, and in the expression of life and movement, and also, “that he has the same luxurious appreciation of feminine beauty, and the same power of producing it with his chisel that Etty had with his pencil;” with regard to which, it may be remarked, that nothing could be more unfit to transferred to sculpture than the style of Etty ; and that Fraiken is as deficient in purity of taste as Canova, Pradier, and some others.
103. CUPID CRADLED IN A SHELL.

The idea of this composition seems to have been suggested by Raphael’s marble of the Dead Boy and the Dolphin.
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104*. VENUS WITH A DOVE

[Samuel Philips 1855 Edition.]

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105. A WOMAN OF THE CAMPAGNA OF ROME.

Ideal bust. Life size.

A melancholy and classical head.
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Exhibited at 1851 Great Exhibition, and then again at Sydenham - but too scandalous to list?

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Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles
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WILLIAM GEEFS
1805 - 1883


Willem Geefs, born in 1806 ; the son of a baker. He is now the first of the Belgian sculptors. His brother, Joseph Geefs, also executed the colossal equestrian statue of Godfrey of Bouillon, which was exhibited in the Great Exhibition of 1851.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume_Geefs
107. PETER PAUL RUBENS.

Erected to the honour of the celebrated painter in the Place Vert at Antwerp, where Rubens resided for many years of his life. This statue represents him in the dress of his time ; his palette at his feet.
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108. MALIBRAN.

Statue. Life size.

Marcia Garcia de Beriot, better known as Madame Malibran, the celebrated singer ; next to Pasta, the most gifted lyrical actress of modern times. After a brief, but brilliant carrer, she died suddenly, while singing at the musical festival at Manchester, in 1836, being in her twenty-eighth year.

It has been remarked that the pose of this statue is not characteristic of the vivacious, impassioned singer it represents ; but we must remember it is a monumental and idealised – not a portrait, statue.

The original marble is on her monument at Laeken, near Brussels.

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Witmarmeren beeld van Malibran in de rol van Norma, gemaakt in 1842 door Guillaume Geefs (1805-1883) naar een portretbuste door de Bériot, in de grafkapel op het kerkhof van Laken.
109. THE LIFE OF ST. HUBERT IN A SERIES OF EIGHT BAS-RELIEFS.

St. Hubert, the patron saint of hunting, and a popular saint of the Low countries, is supposed to have been born about the year 663. He was a nobleman of distinction in the court of king Thierry, much addicted to worldly pleasures, more especially to the chase, in which he spent the greatest part of his time without taking any thought of his salvation. On a certain day, while hunting in the forest of Ardennes, he was miraculously converted, quitted the world, and after living for some years in religious retirement, he succeeded the martyr St. Lambert, as Bishop of Maestricht ; he afterwards became first Bishop of Liege. During his lifetime he was distinguished by his virtues and his charities, and extended the blessings of Christian civilisation through the wild half-heathen country round him : he is supposed to have died in the year 727.

The church of St. Hubert in Ardennes had fallen into decay, and the shrine of the famous old Saint disappeared, when the present King of Belgium, himself a protestant, presented to his Roman Catholic subjects a beautiful tomb commemerating the patron Saint of the locality. The execution of the work was confided to willem Geefs, and the design and execution are both eminently beautiful. It consists of a sarcophagus raised on a plinth ; on the summit is the half recumbent figure of the Saint in white marble, wearing his Episcopal mitre and robes. Around the sarcophagus are placed eight subjects in bas-relief, three on each side, and one at each end. We shall take them in the following order.

A. The birth of St. Hubert, and his appearance as a benefactor on earth. Angels present him, as an infant, to religion ; the poor rejoice. Eight figures.

B. St. Hubert hunting in the forest of Ardennes is converted by the miraculous appearance of a stag bearing a luminous cross between his antlers. An angel points the vision. The horse and two dogs complete the group.

c. St Hubert retires as a penitent into the depths of the forest : he is seen kneeling before a cross accompanied by angels : one of whom sings hymns of praise. Three figures.

D. St Hubert is ordained Bishop of Maestricht by Pope Sergius I. Ten figures.

E. St. Hubert appears enthroned as Bishop and the father of the poor. He is healing the sick, clothing the hnaked, and feeding the hungry. Eleven figures.

F. St. Hubert, attended by his clergy, removes the body of St. Lambert from Maestricht to Liege. Devout prople kbneel as they pass by. Eleven figures.

G. The death of St. Hubert : he expires amongst his clergy and his people, who are weeping at his feet, while an angel tenderly kisses his hand. Ten figures.

H. The Saint is laid in his tomb in the Cathedral at Liege. The Bishop behind is his son Floribert, who succeeded him. In the year 825, his remains were transported to the church where this beautiful monument has recently been placed. Eight figures.

These compositions are designed with much poetic feeling, and executed with great skill and delicacy, ijn the picturesque style of the early Renaissance, (the same style that we admire in the gates by Lorenzo Ghiberti in the Renaissance Court.) the figures are in different degrees of relief, those in the background being almost flat, whilst those in front are in alto reievo. A more classical style of art would have ill suited either the purpose or the locality.
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PIERRE FRANCOIS-GREGOIRE GIRAUD
1783 - 1836

Pierre-Francois-Gregoire Giraud, born in 1783, gained the Great Prize in 1806, and was sent to Rome accordingly. He has executed some fine works.

110. A DOG.

A large hound sitting. The original marble is regarded as a chef d’ouerve, and is now in the Louvre, Paris.
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View of the French and Italian Sculpture Court at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham Ca. 1850's

Behind Pollet's 'Night' can be seen a cast of Cordier's "African Venus' by then in the Royal Collection.
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CLAUDE-BAPTISTE-EUGENE GUILLIAME
1822 - 1905

Claude-Baptiste-Eugene-Guillaume, born at Montbard (Cote d’Or), studied at Paris under Pradier ; gained the Great Prize of the Academy “Prix de Rome”) in 1845.
111. AN ITALIAN MOWER.

Statue. Life size.

Well and skilfully executed, and natural and easy in the attitude. Classical style.
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JEAN-ANTOINE HOUDON.
1741 - 1828

Jean-Antoine Houdon, born at Versailles, 1741, died at Paris, 1828. Though leaning to the affected taste of his time, Houdon was a man of genius. His most celebrated work is the well known statue of St. Bruno, in the Certosa at Rome.

112. A BATHER.

Statue. Life size.
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PIERRE JULIEN
1731 – 1804

Pierre Julien, born at Puy-en-Velai, 1731, studied at Lyons under Cloustou. He went to Rome with the Great Prize, and there meditated the reform of his art, which had fallen into the lowest degradation in point of fstyle ; but he could never raise himself much above the taste of his time. One of his most charming works is the Bathing Nymph now in the Louvre. He died in 1804



113. AMALTHEA.

Group. Life size.

Seated, and at he side the she-goat. According to the Greek tradition, Amalthea was a nymph, the daughter of Oceanus, who, when Zeus (Jupiter) was born in Crete, nursed him, and fed him with the milk of a she-goat. Zeus broke off one of the horns, and conferred on it the privilege of always being filled : hence the origin of the cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty, always teeming with fruits and flowers. There is an ancient bas-relief in which Amalthea is giving Zeus drink from a goat’s horn. This group is fine, the subject classical ; the treatment has life and elegance with a certain sentiment, quite French and not at all Greek.

The original marble is in the gallery of the Luxembourg, at Paris.
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EUGENE LEQUESNE

1815 - 1887

114. A DANCING FAUN.

Statue Life size.

He stands with one foot sustained on a wine skin. The tipsy jollity and thoroughly animal expression in this statue is very much in the antique spirit, and the execution admirable, full of life and vigour. Classical style ; fine and original in the conception.
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CHARLES-FRANCOIS LEBOEUF NANTEUIL
1792 - 1865

Charles-Francois Leboeuf Nanteuil, born at Paris in 1792 ; studied under Cartelier, and was sent to Rome with the Great Prize of the Academy in 1817 ; succeeded Cartelier as member of the French Institute in 1831, and received the cross of the Legion of Honour in 1837. He has a distinguished reputation in his own country.

115. EURYDICE

Statue. Life size.

The beautiful wife of Orpheus, when flying from the pursuit of Aritaeus, was bitten by a serpent, and died in consequence. This statue was executed about 1822, and placed in the gardens of the Palais-Royal. The forms and workmanship extremely fine, but the attitude il chosen and unpleasing, because uncertain and transient. Classical subject, rather picturesque in taste and treatment.
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Post by tulse hill terry » 3 May 2010 13:01

Charles Van Oemberg

Charles van Oemberg (Belgian, 1824–1901)

Unknown and uncatalogued

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THEODORE PHYFFERS

Theodore Phyffers, born at Louvain, in Belgium – a pupil of Gierts, under whom he executed a great many of the Antwerp Cathedral stalls ; was engaged by Pugin to work in the Houses of Parliament, and has restored the Walsingham Abbey Font in the Mediaeval Court.

115*. CHARITY.

A small group.

In the monumental style, executed in 1840.
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Post by tulse hill terry » 3 May 2010 13:03

JOSEPH MICHEL ANGE POLLET

1814 – 1870

J.M. Pollet, of Paris.

115**. Night.

Statue. Life size.

A female figure, undraped, and seeming to float on the air, sustained only by a portion of her starry robe, which appears to have dropped from her limbs ; the head thrown back, and the arms over it as if in slumber ; a star upon her brow. Extremely clever, and well executed, but the conception is neither sculptural nor in pure taste.
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