Paul Louis LOISEAU-ROUSSEAU (1861-1927)
Bust of a Woman "Egyptian-dressed" circa 18850-1900
White marble and golden Bonze Signed P. Louseau-Rousseau
French sculptor, Orientalists. Paul Loiseau-Rousseau, was a student of Antoine-Louis Barye at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and exhibited for the first time at the Salon in 1886. He then followed the lessons of the sculptor Théophile Barrau and only presented works at the Salons. small formats which met with success. He then obtained a scholarship in 1892 and was thus able to travel to Africa. These trips were at the origin of his orientalist works which were a continuation of those of Charles Cordier. He obtained at the Salon in 1892 the third medal, in 1895, the second and a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of 19004. In 1897, he exhibited at the “Salon” the marble and bronze bust of Salem, a negro from Sudan. . He also depicted scenes of characters from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. He was named Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1901.
Public Collections S
alem, Negro from Sudan, marble and bronze bust, 1897 Salon, Amiens, Picardy Museum.
Andromeda, plaster, Langres, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
L'Arabe Salem, 1897, cast, Tervueren, park of the Royal Museum for Central Africa
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