A large bust made in bronze with a light nuanced brown patina
raised on a black marble base
total height 56 cm
late 19th century
Eugene-Antoine François Aizelin (1821-1902) said Eugene Aizelin , was a French sculptor. Son of Claude-Jacques Aizelin designer, he entered the School of Fine Arts in 1844 where he studied sculptors Auguste Jules Ramey and Dumont.
Aizelin participated in art Fairs from 1852 until 1897 and in the Universal Exhibitions in Paris in 1878, 1889 and 1900. He won several awards: a third medal at the Salon of 1859, a second medal in 1861, a third medal at the 1878 World Expo .
Its plaster cast of "Mignon"group was exposed to the Salon of 1880, and the marble piece exposed the following year, and the bronze was sent to the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in which he was awarded a gold medal.
Aizelin received public orders for Parisian monuments: the Châtelet theater, the Opera Garnier, the Paris main City Hall, the Louvre and the churches of the Trinity and St. Roch.
His works were published mainly in bronze by the foundry Ferdinand Barbedienne. Aizelin was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1867, and promoted to Officer of the same order in 1892.
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