"Albert-ernest Carrier-belleuse Grand Bronze XIXth"Superb 19th century bronze sculpture finely chiseled with bronze patina signed on the terrace of the famous sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier de Belleuse (1824-1887) romantic subject depicting a young dancing woman surrounded by two loving musicians, a work of neoclassical style in movement marked by gaiety and tenderness. Quality proof presented in a beautiful state of conservation, dimensions: 54 cm high X 30 cm wide. Albert-Ernest Carrier de Belleuse dit Carrier-Belleuse (Anizy-le-Château on June 12, 1824 - Sèvres on June 4, 1887). Sculptor and painter, pupil of David d'Angers, he started at the Salon in 1851. He was the teacher of Auguste Rodin. He was one of the most prolific artists of the 19th century and had the greatest successes under the Second Empire, benefiting from the personal support of Napoleon III. Drawing its inspiration in particular from the Renaissance style and that of the XVIIth century. We owe him a large number of busts and statues. He was also director of works of art at the Manufacture de Sèvres from 1875 to 1887, to which he encouraged the modernization of the style. He had several children, including Louis and Pierre who were distinguished painters, and a daughter who married the painter Jules Chéret.