Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

French sculptor, 1827-1875

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was a French sculptor and painter during the Second Empire under Napoleon III. In 1861, he made a bust of Princess Mathilde, and this later brought him several commissions from Napoleon III. Then in 1866, he established his own atelier in order to reproduce and make work on a grander scale. In 1866, he was awarded the chevalier of the Legion of Honour. His major work, The Dance, commissioned for the Opera Garnier in 1869, features several nude figures in a wild and boisterous dance and was criticized as an offense to common decency.

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Carpeaux, Jean Baptiste

peintre (1827-1875). Autograph letter, signed by the architect Louis-François Boitte. s.l. 8vo. 2 pages.
$ 2,901 / 2.500 € (47032)

„Je viens me mettre à votre disposition pour rétablir la charmante statuette du Prince impérial [...]“.

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Carpeaux, Jean Baptiste

French sculptor and painter (1827–1875) from whom Napoleon III commissioned many works. Autograph letter signed. no place. 8vo. 3 pp.
$ 1,392 / 1.200 € (47419)

Letter mentioning the writer Alexandre Dumas, fils, in part (translated): "M. Dumas told me that he wants to read the piece…it was misplaced by the person responsible for putting it in the mail." In very good to fine condition, with small splits to the central horizontal fold, and old tape to the second page.

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