"Large Carrara Marble Signed H. Allouard 1885"Henri Emile Allouard (1844-1929 French painter and sculptor) important bust with female figure height 52 cm vintage late 19th century signed by the artist and dated 1885 entirely in Carrara marble finely carved in the round depicting an elegant young woman embodying candor, her hairstyle adorned with daisy flowers originating in a refined bun, she wears a delicate necklace of spaced pearls around her neck, her thick naked rests on a circular molded pedestal forming part of the work. Dimensions 52 cm high X 22 cm wide X 18 cm deep / Weight: 23 kg. Very good general condition. Henri Émile Allouard, dit Henri Allouard, born in Paris on July 11, 1844 and died in Paris 15th on August 12, 19291, is a French painter and sculptor Disciple of Alexandre Schoenewerk and Eugène-Louis Lequesne, Henri Allouard exhibited at the Salon des artistes français from 1865 to 1928. He came rather late to sculpture, displayed was a bookseller until 1872, before being able to live from his art. From 1889, he was part of the sculpture and decorative arts jury at the salon. Participating in various universal exhibitions starting with that of 1889, he obtained the gold medal in 1900. Known for his combinations of polychrome marbles and bronze, he also works with terracotta, even as well as precious metals . He is the author of the painted decorations for the Pantheon, the Opera and the town hall of Paris. He is representative of the movement of neo-baroque sculpture2._ Also a painter and pastellist, he practices the genres of history painting, landscape and still life. In 1904, he was president of the Association Parisiens de Paris. Henri Allouard is also involved in the voluntary courses of the Normal School of Drawing Teaching (called rue Vavin) and located at no 19 of this route: his workshop was also located at no 28 bis de la rue Vavin. Exhibitions and exhibitions Salon of 1865 Salon of French artists of 1881 Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris (silver medal) Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris (gold medal) Salon of French artists of 1928 Public collections Blérancourt, Musée national de la Franco-American cooperation: Fountain project for the White House in Washington, 1881, electroplating and terracotta4 Bordeaux, Musée des beaux-arts: Lutinerie, 1888, marble group5 Boulogne-sur-Mer: Monument to General San Martin, 1909 , equestrian statue in bronze6; Chartres: Monument to Noël Ballay, 1904, bronze group, sent to be melted down in 1942 under the Vichy regime. A new bronze from the casting that had been made on the original group before its destruction was inaugurated in 19507; Chartres: Monument to the fallen of 1870, 1901, in collaboration with Georges Loiseau-Bailly and Eugène-Jean Boverie8; Nantes: L'Artilleur et Le Fusilier colonial, 1897, two of the figures on the base of the monument to those killed in the war of 1870, produced in collaboration with Georges Bareau, Charles Lebourg and Louis Baralis9; Paris, town hall: murals; Paris, Musée d'Orsay: Woman of the Foulha race, 1904, bronze10; Paris, Opéra Garnier: murals; Paris, Panthéon: murals; Paris, place du Panthéon: Monument to Pierre Corneille, 1906. The bronze statue, destroyed in 1942, was replaced in 1952 by a stone statue designed by Gabriel Rispal11; Paris, Odéon theater: La Comédie, 1891, marble. The plaster model receives a silver medal at the Universal Exhibition of 188912; Pau, Museum of Fine Arts: Bacchus as a child, 1881, marble; Sommevoire, Joan of Arc, in the Notre-Dame church.