attired in typical harlequin costume, figure stands center stage and appears ready to do some magic or mischief with his slap-stick. Position of arms makes for pleasing composition.
Paul Dubois (1829-1905) French sculptor
As a student of Toussaint, Dubois made his Salon debut in 1857 and then attended The Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris.
In 1859 he studied in Rome with Chapu and Falfuiere who following the “normal” course of instruction after winning the Prix de Rome.
Strongly influenced by his stay in Italy, Paul Dubois enjoyed great success from the outset with refined works inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
Dubois regularly exhibited sculpture at the Salon in 1863 but later turned to painting in the late Romantic style. His honors were many; he became a member of the Institute in 1876 and received the Grand Cross in 1896, one of the few artists to achieve this distinction.
Signed at the base: P.Dubois
stature is in very Good antique condition.
harold Berman "Bronzes - Scupltures & Founds 1800-1930 (Vol I).
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