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The Nubian - CORDIER Charles (1827-1905)
The Nubian - CORDIER Charles (1827-1905) - Sculpture Style Napoléon III The Nubian - CORDIER Charles (1827-1905) - The Nubian - CORDIER Charles (1827-1905) - Napoléon III
Ref : 85886
15 000 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Charles CORDIER (1827-1905)
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
H. 20.67 inch
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The Nubian - CORDIER Charles (1827-1905)

"Saïd Abdullah of the Mayac tribe, Kingdom of the Darfur"
also known under the title "The Nubian"

Bronze with a nuanced dark brown patina
Raised on an onyx base

France
circa 1855
height 52,5 cm

In 1847, the encounter with Seid Enkess, a former black slave who became a model, determined the direction of Charles Cordier's career. Exhibited at the Salon of 1848 under the title of Saïd Abdallah of the tribe of Mayac, kingdom of Darfur, the bust attracted much attention and Queen Victoria purchased a bronze bust at the International Exhibition of London of 1851.

Charles Cordier related this encounter in his Memoirs: "A superb Sudanese appears in the workshop. In a fortnight I made this bust. [...] It was a revelation for the whole artistic world. [...] My genre had the news of a new subject, the revolt against slavery, anthropology at its birth ... "

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Bronze Sculpture Napoléon III