REF NO : B70750

Adolphe Itasse

‘L’Amour Vainqueur’

France, Circa 1887

£24,000

‘L’Amour Vainqueur’ - A Finely modelled and patinated bronze figural group by Adolphe Itasse. Signed ‘A. Itasse’ and dated 1887, further inscribed...

Dimensions

Height: 70 cm (28 in)
Width: 33 cm (13 in)
Depth: 25 cm (10 in)
REF NO : B70750

Description

‘L’Amour Vainqueur’ – A Finely modelled and patinated bronze figural group by Adolphe Itasse.

Signed ‘A. Itasse’ and dated 1887, further inscribed ‘W.BOUGUEREAU INV’ and stamped 43857. The marble base with a plaque inscribed ‘L’Amour Vainqueur W. Bouguereau INVT’.

French, Dated 1887.

The inspiration for this fine bronze group was the painting of the same title by the celebrated artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau, painted in 1886.

Date

Circa 1887

Origin

France

Medium

Patinated Bronze

Signature

Signed ‘A. Itasse’ and dated 1887, further inscribed ‘W.BOUGUEREAU INV’ and stamped 43857. The marble base with a plaque inscribed ‘L'Amour Vainqueur W. Bouguereau INVT’.

Adolphe Itasse

Adolphe Itasse an important French sculptor born in Loumarin (Vaucluse) in 1830 and died in Paris in 1893. He studied under Belloc and Jacquot and exhibited at the Salon from 1864 to 1893.

He worked on a number of public commissions for the Louvre (Retour de la Chasse), l Opera (Philidor, Puccini, Cambert), the Trocadero Palace (L Astronomie) and Hotel de Ville de Paris (La Vapeur ; Le Gaz).
He specialised in busts, portrait reliefs and heads of contemporary personalities. He also sculpted a number of genre and allegorical works, such as The Kiss, The Birth of Love, Astronomy and Science.
Amongst other awards he won a medal at the 1875 Salon and an honorable mention at the Universal Exhibition of 1889.

Makers Bibliography:
Mackay, James, The Dictionary of Western Sculptors In Bronze, Baron Publishing, Woodbridge, 1977 p. 195.

Provenance

L’Amour vainqueur, d’après Bouguereau, group in bronze. Salon 1888  (n°4254).
L’Amour vainqueur, d’après Bouguereau, group in marble, Salon 1890 (n° 4029).

Literature

Stanislas Lami, Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l’Ecole française au dix-neuvième siècle (T. III. G.-M.), Paris, 1914, p. 189-191.

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