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Portrait of a Man

DALOU, Jules (1838 - 1902)

Portrait of a Man

Date: 1873

Media: terracotta

Size: 55.9 cm

Acquired: 1993; Purchase; with assistance of the Art Fund

Accession Number: NMW A 2505

The identity of this man is unknown, although his cap suggests he was a sculptor. His sensitive expression and the fine moulding of his face and beard show the vitality of Dalou’s technique. Alongside Auguste Rodin and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux he was considered one of the most important French sculptors of the period. As a teacher he inspired many others, in France and Britain.


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