The childhood of Bacchus (or Dionysus), god linked to vines, wine, but also to theatre and joy. He is depicted naked, standing on an architectural base, in a sulky attitude, holding a thyrse and a bunch of grapes.
Bronze patina original medal in very beautiful condition, period early 20th (published in 1909) stamp of the founder Colin in Paris, signature on base.
Jean-Paul Antonin Carlès was born in Gimont (Gers) in 1851, his first artistic studies took place in Marseille before entering the Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, it was in Paris under the direction of Jouffrroy and Hiolle that he completed his training. His works were exhibited at the Salon from 1878 to 1914. Receiving important commissions his sculptures can be found in many public places such as the Tuileries garden, the Gardens of Luxembourg or in front of the New York Herald (Minerve) in the USA. A gold medal during the 1889 World's Fair among other awards confirms the talent of this sculptor. In 1913 he was promoted to Commander of the Legion of Honour.
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