Signed on the edge 'HF ISELIN 1860'
Titled on the pedestal 'Le Pnt BOILEAU'
Titled on the back 'H. BOILEAU + 1860. by Iselin. '
Carved between 1861 & 1905.
- A small restoration on the tip of the nose.
The larger original version of this bust presented by Iselin at the Paris Salon of 1861 is now kept at the Musée d'Orsay (deposit of the Musée du Louvres).
Iselin (Henri-Frédéric), was born in Clairegoutte (Haute-Saône), in 1826. He first studied in the studio of Rude, then worked for a while at the École des Beaux-Arts and made his debut at the Salon of 1849 .
He won a third class medal in 1852, another at the Universal Exhibition of 1855 and a second class medal in 1861.
The artist has executed many busts; several, commissioned by the State, are in the Museum of Versailles; one, that of President Boileau, is in the Musée d'orsay.
Under the Empire, he was commissioned to sculpt portraits of Napoleon III and the Duke of Morny. We also owe him a group in stone, adorning the Louvre Palace, and statues placed at the Opera and the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.
Iselin died at the end of March 1905 in his hometown where he had retired after taking part for the last time in the Salon in 1892.
He was knight of the Legion of Honor since July 5, 1863.
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