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Auguste Debay

France (1804 -  1865 )
DEBAY Auguste Berceau Primitif, Eve Et Ses Enfants

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Jun 7, 2017
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Variants on Artist's name :

Bay De Auguste Hyacinthe

 

Artworks in Arcadja
9

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Extracted between 9 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auguste Debay - Le Berceau Primitif (the First Cradle)

Auguste Debay - Le Berceau Primitif (the First Cradle)

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Lot number: 18
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AUGUSTE-HYACINTHE DEBAY
FRENCH, 1804 - 1865
LE BERCEAU PRIMITIF (THE FIRST CRADLE)

3,000—5,000 GBP
measurements

measurements note
55.5cm., 21 7/8 in.
signed: Debay.
terracotta
CATALOGUE NOTE
Auguste-Hyacinthe de Bay had his first major public commission at the age of 13 with a colossal bust of Louis XVIII for his native city of Nantes. The Salon debut of this child prodigy came the following year. He trained in sculpture with his father Jean-Baptiste de Bay (père) and in painting with the renowned Baron Gros. Auguste-Hyacinthe was principally a painter, with Lami noting only 15 sculptures. However, his occasional sculptural contributions to the Salon were well received. Le Berceau primatif was exhibited in marble at the Salon of 1845 and the Exposition Universelle of 1855. It was admired by the most influential critics of the day including Baudelaire and Théophile Gauthier who called it an "ingenious idea", comparing the infants in the encircling arms of their mother to birds clustered in a nest.
De Bay's poignant subject matched contemporary sensibility. The nude Eve, nestling Cain and Abel, was a secularised Madonna recalling Michelangelo's Bruges Madonna, her maternal serenity set in ominous contrast with the tragic future of her sons, revealed the relief around the base.
RELATED LITERATURE P. Fusco and H.W. Janson, The Romantics to Rodin. French Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from Amrican Collections, exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1980, pp. 226-7, no. 103
Auguste Debay - Le Berceau Primatif (the First Cradle)

Auguste Debay - Le Berceau Primatif (the First Cradle)

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Lot number: 74
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signed:
Debay

terracotta, on pink veined marble base

CATALOGUE NOTE
Auguste-Hyacinthe de Bay had his first major public commission
at the age of 13 with a colossal bust of Louis XVIII for his native
city of Nantes. The Salon debut of this child prodigy came the
following year. He trained in sculpture with his father
Jean-Baptiste de Bay (père) and in painting with the renowned Baron
Gros. Auguste-Hyacinthe was principally a painter, with Lami noting
only 15 sculptures. However, his occasional sculptural
contributions to the Salon were well received. Le Berceau
primatif was exhibited in marble at the Salon of 1845 and the
Exposition Universelle of 1855. It was admired by the most
influential critics of the day including Baudelaire and Théophile
Gauthier who called it an "ingenious idea", comparing the infants
in the encircling arms of their mother to birds clustered in a
nest. De Bay's poignant subject matched contemporary sensibility. The
nude Eve, nestling Cain and Abel, was a secularised Madonna
recalling Michelangelo's Bruges Madonna, her maternal serenity set
in ominous contrast with the tragic future of her sons, revealed
the relief around the base. RELATED LITERATUREThe Romantics to Rodin, pp. 226-227, no. 103; Lami, vol.
2, pp. 132-133
Auguste Debay - Le Berceau Primitif : Eve Et Ses Deux Enfants

Auguste Debay - Le Berceau Primitif : Eve Et Ses Deux Enfants

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Lot number: 42
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Auguste Debay - Eva Com Caim E Abel

Auguste Debay - Eva Com Caim E Abel

Original 1900
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Lot number: 15
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