"Carrier Belleuse (after), Chalk Drawing."
Beautiful drawing by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. Drawing done with white chalk on green paper. Signed lower left. Quality drawing depicting a scene of abduction. A man with butterfly wings tries to kidnap a girl under the eyes of a little cupid. Neat frame. A note: it is about a drawing of workshop perhaps a study with a view to a realization of a sculpture, it presents tears in edge, some bites on the left part and some very slight folds in periphery . Framework a little marked. Thank you for looking at the pictures. Total dimensions Height: 50 cm Width: 42.3 cm Dimensions at sight Height: 31 cm Width: 23.5 cm Albert-Ernest Carrier of Belleuse said Carrier-Belleuse, born in Anizy-le-château on June 12, 1824 and died in Sèvres June 3, 1887, is a French sculptor. He was one of the most prolific artists of the century and enjoyed the greatest success under the Second Empire with the personal support of Napoleon III. His work was greatly influenced by the style of the Italian Renaissance and that of the eighteenth century that he helped to bring up to date. Carrier-Belleuse has strongly contributed to the improvement of the decorative and industrial arts. From his studio no 15rue of the Tower of Auvergne in Paris in which worked a large number of artists among whom figure Auguste Rodin, came out a prodigious amount of decorative statuettes. Carrier-Belleuse was, towards the end of his life, director of the works of art of the Manufacture de Sèvres. His passage was marked by the renewal of collections and the modernization of the style. His sons Louis Robert and Pierre Carrier-Belleuse also distinguished themselves in the arts. (Source Wikipedia).