"Bust Of Diane Signed Falguière (1831-1900)"Beautiful bust of Diane by Alexandre Falguière. Brown patina, on pedestal of red cherry marble. Signed on the shoulder, seal of Thiébaut Brothers, founders in Paris. Total height: 58 cm. Delivery possible. Falguière Alexandre: born in Toulouse on September 7, 1831 - died in Paris in 1900. Initially pupil of Griffoul-Dorval at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Toulouse, Falguière, with a pension of the City of Toulouse, entered at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris as a pupil of the sculptor François Jouffroy, who taught a moderate classicism of naturalism. Having started as a sculptor at the Salon of 1857, Falguière obtained two years after the Grand Prix de Rome. In 1864, his Winner in cock fight, and in 1868 his Christian martyr Tarcisius dedicated his reputation. From 1873, he also exhibited paintings at the Salon and executed, in 1894, the decoration of the ceiling of the Salle des Illustres at the Capitole de Toulouse. Receiving prestigious medals and commissions for monuments dedicated to the great men of the Third Republic (The Triumph of the Republic for the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile), he succeeded his master Jouffroy as a professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and as a member of the Institute. In painting, as in sculpture, Falguière printed a realistic character, close to the study of the living model, to the allegorical feminine figure represented in movement. This verve was also expressed in his drawings and his models in plaster or terracotta, the Petit Palais retains some beautiful examples. In the Midi-Pyrénées, the Musée des Augustins retains many of his works, particularly original plasters.