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ID number:  BIRBI-64.3
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Dalou, Jules (1838-1902)
Title / Object name:  A Hunter and His Dog (Meleager)
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Paris
Culture:  French
Date made:  about 1898
Materials:  Bronze
Measurements:  63.9 x 35.5 x 28 cm
Provenance:  Purchased from Mallet at Bourdon House, May 1964, for £975
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This is one of ten casts after a model for a threemetre high sculptural group intended for the stairwell of the duc de Gramont’s country house. The figure’s pose is based on a famous antique sculpture, the Apollo Belvedere (Vatican Museums), and the composition was also influenced by sculpture made for the gardens of Louis XIV’s châteaux. Ironically, Dalou was an ardent Republican and socialist and in 1871 he was forced into a period of exile in England, where his work inspired a generation of sculptors.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed l.r.: Dalou. Foundry mark l. r.: CIRE/PERDUE/AAHEBRARD.

Notes:  Cast: Hébrard foundry, Paris, early 1900s

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