Archive for Auguste Clésinger

La Présidente

Posted in Art, Painting with tags , , , , , , on November 8, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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Madame Sabatier en Bacchante
Auguste Clésinger
marble, 1847
Musée d’Orsay

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Apollonie Sabatier ‘La Présidente’
Vincent Vidal
mixed media on paper, c. 1848?
Musée National du Château de Compiègne

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Baudelaire et la Présidente Sabatier
Thomas Couture (attributed)
oil on canvas, c. 1850
Musée d’Art Roger-Quilliot, Clermont-Ferrand

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La Dame au Petit Chien
Gustave Ricard
oil on canvas, 1850
Musée Carnavalet

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Madame Sabatier
Charles Barenne
photograph, c. 1860
location unknown

The model for Clésinger’s sublime Bacchante couchée and Femme piquée par un serpent, mistress and muse of Baudelaire, Apollonie Sabatier was one of the great femmes inspiratrices of mid-19th century Paris. In her salon in the Rue Frochot, Sabatier was host to the great artists and bohemians of the age; Nerval, Gautier, Berlioz, Manet, Doré, Hugo and many others. Such was her majesty that she was known as “La Présidente”

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Homme barbu (Clésinger) à l’allure sombre

Posted in Photo with tags , , on November 6, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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Gustave Le Gray
daguerreotype, 1848
Private Collection?

Reliques de Chopin

Posted in Art, Music, Object with tags , on November 6, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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The sculptor Auguste Clésinger was a prominent member of the bohemian art world of mid-19th century Paris, and particularly of the circle of Frédéric Chopin and George Sand, whose daughter Solange he married in 1847. When Chopin died on 17 October 1849, Clésinger made his death mask and a cast of his hands. He also sculpted, in 1850, the marble funerary monument of Euterpe, the muse of music, for Chopin’s grave.

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Cléopâtre

Posted in Art, Object with tags , on November 6, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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Auguste Clésinger
bronze
date and location unknown

Bacchante couchée

Posted in Art, Greek Myth, Object with tags , on November 6, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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Auguste Clésinger
marble, 1848
Petit Palais Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris

Femme piquée par un serpent

Posted in Art, Object with tags on November 6, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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Auguste Clésinger
marble, 1847
Musée d’Orsay, Paris