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Portrait of a Man

DALOU, Jules (1838 - 1902)

[image: Portrait of a Man]

Date: 1873

Media: terracotta

Size: 55.9 cm

Acquired: 1993; Purchase; with assistance of the Art Fund

Accession Number: NMW A 2505

The identity of this man is unknown, although his cap suggests he was a sculptor. His sensitive expression and the fine moulding of his face and beard show the vitality of Dalou’s technique. Alongside Auguste Rodin and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux he was considered one of the most important French sculptors of the period. As a teacher he inspired many others, in France and Britain.

1 comment

M. Wassili JOSEPH on 26 March 2009, 09:27

I've made a Master on Dalou whith Orsay Museum and Petit Palais Museum, both in Paris.
This bust seems to be the one of Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, exposed at the Royal Academy in 1874.
My master reference is:
Wassili JOSEPH, Les portraits sculptés par Jules Dalou, un panthéon libéral, Université Grenoble II, 2004.
For more information here is my email:
or you can ask Mme Amelie Simier, curator for Sculptur in the Petit Palais. Her email is

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