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Léon Bertaux

(1827 -  1909 )
BERTAUX Léon Jeune Fille Au Bain

Quinn's /Apr 27, 2013
153.86 - 307.72
385.80

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Léon Bertaux - Jeune Fille Au Bain

Léon Bertaux - Jeune Fille Au Bain

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Lot number: 51
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MEASUREMENTS
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height 27 1/2 in.; width 29 in.; depth 14 1/2 in.
alternate measurements
70 cm; 73.5 cm; 36.8 cm
DESCRIPTION
signed Mme Léon Bertaux with the E. TASSEL Ed. stamp andinscribed to the front Elle est la sous la feuillée / Eveillée / Aumoindre bruit de Malheur / Et rouge pour une mouche / Qui la touche/ Comme une grenade en fleur.
bronze, light brown patina
LITERATURE AND REFERENCES
Lami, vol. 1, p. 110
A. Easterday, "Working the System: Hélène Bertaux and SecondEmpire Patronage," PART, 6, New York, 2000

CATALOGUE NOTE
"I visited the picture galleries once more, and was struck bythe fact that several women had been admitted to places of honor.This was especially noticeable in the Luxembourg Sculpture Gallery,where two women, Mme. Bertaux and the late Claude Vignon, were bothrepresented by good work - the first and only women sculptorsadmitted to that gallery." When Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the19th century's most vocal champions of female suffrage, recalledthis 1887 visit, Hélène Bertaux, almost completely unknown today,had already established herself as one of the leading femalesculptors of her day and enjoyed close links with the Imperialhousehold and Count Émilien de Nieuwerkerke. She founded the Unionof Women Painters, Sculptors and Engravers in 1881 and establishedthe first sculpture school for women, lobbying the École desBeaux-Arts to accept them. She later became the only woman to beelected to the Salon jury.
The present bronze reduction of the marble Jeune fille aubain relates to an important state commission, constituting oneof her major successes. It was exhibited at the 1876 Salon and theParis 1878 Exposition Universelle, and contributed to her winning agold medal when a bronze version was shown at the 1889 ExpositionUniverselle together with her Psyché
. It is inspired by averse from Victor Hugo's Sara la baigneuse (Les Orientales,V/XIX, 1829), which translates as: "See her 'neath the leafagevert, / Lurk, alert / Should the slightest mischief lower, / Rosy(for a cruel fly / Stings her), ay / As a pomegranate inflower."
Léon Bertaux - Jeune Fille Au Bain Or Sara La Baigneuse (sara At The Bath)

Léon Bertaux - Jeune Fille Au Bain Or Sara La Baigneuse (sara At The Bath)

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Lot number: 118
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JEUNE FILLE AU BAIN OR SARA LA BAIGNEUSE (SARA AT THE BATH)
DESCRIPTION

signed:
M
me
Léon Bertaux.
inscribed with the
dedication
OFFERT A M
r
L. BOURNE
/

Commissaire organisateur des groupes XVI et XVII / à
l'Exposition Internationale de Paris 1886 / PAR MM. LES MEMBRES DU
JURY ET LES EXPOSANTS DE CES GROUPES
and with the lines of
Hugo's poem on a cartouche
ELLE EST LA DANS LA FEUILLÉE
/

EVEILLÉE
/
AU MOINDRE BRUIT DE MALHEUR
/
ET
ROUGE POUR UNE MOUCHE
/
QUI LA TOUCHE
/
COMME UNE
GRENADE EN FLEUR

bronze rich dark brown patina, on a green velvet base

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2

CATALOGUE NOTE

'I visited the picture galleries once more, and was struck by
the fact that several women had been admitted to places of honor.
This was especially noticeable in the Luxembourg Sculpture Gallery,
where two women, Mme. Bertaux and the late Claude Vignon, were both
represented by good work- the first and only women sculptors
admitted to that gallery.' When Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the
19th century's most vocal champions of female suffrage, recalled
this 1887 visit, Hélène Bertaux ? almost completely unknown today ?
had already established herself as one of the leading female
sculptors of her day, who had enjoyed close links with the Imperial
household and Count Emilien de Nieuwerkerke. She founded the Union
of Women Painters, Sculptors and Engravers in 1881 and established
the first sculpture school for women, lobbying the École des
Beaux-Arts to accept them. She later became the only woman to be
elected to the Salon jury.

The present bronze reduction of the marble
Jeune fille au
bain
relates to an important state commission, constituting one
of her major successes. It was exhibited at the 1876 Salon and the
Exposition Universelle of 1878 and contributed to her winning a
gold medal when a bronze version was shown at the 1889 Exposition
Universelle together with her
Psyché
. It is inspired by a
verse from Victor Hugo?s
Sara la baigneuse
(Les Orientales,
V/XIX, 1829) which translates ?See her ?neath the leafage vert, /
Lurk, alert / Should the slightest mischief lower, / Rosy (for a
cruel fly / Stings her), ay / As a pomegranate in flower.?

RELATED LITERATURE Lami vol.1, p.110; A. Easterday, ?Working the
System: Hélène Bertaux and Second Empire Patronage?,
PART
,
6, New York 2000
Léon Bertaux -  A Girl

Léon Bertaux - A Girl

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Lot number: 10
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A BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A GIRL
Marked Leon Bertaux Maison Marnyhac Rue de la Paix
Léon Bertaux - Jeune Fille Au Bain

Léon Bertaux - Jeune Fille Au Bain

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Lot number: 224
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Madame Leon Bertaux "Young Girl Bathing" bronze.
Bertaux, Helene (France, 1825-1909). "Jeune Fille au Bain". Bronze sculpture of a young woman bathing. Signed at base "Mme Leon Bertaux". 10 1/2"h x 10"w x 7"d.
Léon Bertaux - A Female Nude

Léon Bertaux - A Female Nude

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Lot number: 232
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After M Leon Bertaux. A female nude bronzeAfter M Leon Bertaux. A female nude bronze, on a simulated marble base, 27cm wide
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