Negresse Captive: Large (1869)

Item# EU32456


Expected back in stock: August 27

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This arresting bust captures the brutality ravaging the human spirit. Artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, best known for his ability to translate emotion and movement, here recalls the humanity of this young woman who refuses to be dispirited. Exhibited at the Salon in 1869, it was purchased by the Emperor Napoleon III and put in the Chateau de Saint-Cloud. This remarkable historic work is a fitting tribute to personal dignity despite the odds. Our Basil Street Gallery exclusive is cast in designer resin directly from the original and hand-finished in faux stone to highlight the sculpt.
Large: 16½"Wx12"Dx22½"H. 13 lbs.

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