ALEXANDRE FALGUIERE (French / 1831-1900)

The realist sculptor and painter Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguière, known as Alexandre Falguière, studied under Jouffroy at the Beaux-Arts, Paris. He made his debut at the Salon de Paris in 1857, and won the Prix de Rome in 1859. Alexandre Falguière only produced two original etchings, Cain and Abel, and Deux idiots mendiants (also known as Nains mendiants); we have copies of both, Cain and Abel in two variant plates, both etched in 1876 - the first published in 1876 by the Gazette des Beaux Arts, the second as first published in 1902 by the Revue de l'Art ancien et moderne. Deux idiots mendiants was also etched in 1876, when it was published by Veuve Cadart; it was reprinted in 1888 (the year Falguière exhibited his painting of the same subject at the Salon de Paris) by L'Artiste, under the title Nains mendiants. Our impression is from the Cadart edition. We also have an original etching after Falguière by Edmond-Jules Pennequin. See: Bénédite, Alexandre Falguière, suivi d'un catalogue de ses oeuvres, 1902. Our "artist photo" is an etching by Albert Ardail after a portrait bust of Falguière by Auguste Rodin.

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Selected prints by ALEXANDRE FALGUIERE

Deux idiots
mendiants (Souvenir
de Grenade), 1876
Etching •SOLD
Caïn et Abel, 1876
Caïn et Abel, 1876

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