Bronze - The Winner In The Cock Fight By Alexandre Falguière (1831-1900) flag


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"Bronze - The Winner In The Cock Fight By Alexandre Falguière (1831-1900)"

Bronze sculpture of a young man, in motion, running naked, jumping for joy, because his rooster has just won a fight. His left foot and hand are suspended in the air, as if the boy were fixed in a victorious dance step.
He proudly holds a fighting cock in his right arm.
The head of the rooster, upright, shows the temperament of the conqueror. The nudity of the boy's body indicates that the scene takes place in antiquity, in Greece or Rome.
The sculpture shows the moment after the fight: the presentation of the winning rooster which brings recognition and money from the punters to the breeder of the animal.
Title: "The winner of the cockfight".
Signed hollow on the terrace: "A. Falguière".
Circular stamp of the founder
Numer of sculpture
XIX century

Trained in the studio of sculptor François Jouffroy at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Alexandre Falguière won the Prix de Rome in 1859, which enabled him to receive a government grant to study at the Villa Medici. in Rome.

In 1864, he sent to the artists' salon which is held every year in Paris the fruit of his Italian work, the sculpture of the winner in cockfight. The success is immediate. Emperor Napoleon III purchases the original bronze sculpture.
She measures one meter seventy-four; it is kept at the Musée d'Orsay.
Many replicas are then cast to meet the demands of collectors. Their sizes vary from 40 to 90 centimeters in height. The sale of these sculptures provides Falguière with a comfortable income, and places him in the position of a prominent artist, or even an academic one.

Falguière was then part of a group of sculptors with Dubois, Mercié and Moulin who were nicknamed the “Florentines”.
As in the city of Florence during the Renaissance, these sculptors draw their themes from antiquity.
They are also inspired by the bronzes rediscovered in the ruins of Pompeii, whose reproductions are circulating throughout Europe.

The sculpture is part of the nascent neo-Florentine movement. References to the Renaissance, notably to the juvenile male figures of the sculptor Donatello, mingle with the subject's classical inspiration. The work is presented again at the Universal Exhibitions of 1867 and 1889.
Price: 4300 €
Artist: Alexandre Falguière
Period: 19th century
Style: Rome and Antic Greece
Condition: Excellent condition

Material: Bronze
Height: 69 cm

Reference: 713274
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