Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (June 12, 1824, Anizy-le-Château
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, Aisne
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 - June 4, 1887, Sèvres
Sèvres is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the centre of Paris.The town is known for its porcelain manufacture, the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, making the famous Sèvres porcelain, as well as being the location of the International Bureau of Weights...

) was a French
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 sculptor and painter
Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface . The application of the medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other objects can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is...



Carrier-Belleuse was a student of David d'Angers and briefly at the École des Beaux-Arts
École des Beaux-Arts
École des Beaux-Arts refers to a number of influential art schools in France. The most famous is the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, now located on the left bank in Paris, across the Seine from the Louvre, in the 6th arrondissement. The school has a history spanning more than 350 years,...

. His career is distinguished by his versatility and his work outside France: in England between 1850 and 1855 (working for Mintons), and in Brussels around 1871. His name is perhaps best known because Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin
François-Auguste-René Rodin , known as Auguste Rodin , was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past...

 worked as his assistant between 1864 and 1870. The two travelled to Brussels
Brussels , officially the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region , is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union...

 in 1871, and by some accounts Rodin assisted Carrier-Belleuse's architectural sculpture for the Brussels Stock Exchange
Brussels Stock Exchange
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Carrier-Belleuse made many terra cotta
Terra cotta
Terracotta, Terra cotta or Terra-cotta is a clay-based unglazed ceramic, although the term can also be applied to glazed ceramics where the fired body is porous and red in color...

 pieces, the most famous of which may be The Abduction of Hippodameia
The Abduction of Hippodameia
The Abduction of Hippodameia by the French sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse is a classical subject blended with violent emotion, sensuality, and raw animal power....

 depicting the Greek mythological scene of a centaur
In Greek mythology, a centaur or hippocentaur is a member of a composite race of creatures, part human and part horse...

 kidnapping Hippodameia on her wedding day. He was also made artistic director at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres
Manufacture nationale de Sèvres
The manufacture nationale de Sèvres is a Frit porcelain porcelain tendre factory at Sèvres, France. Formerly a royal, then an imperial factory, the facility is now run by the Ministry of Culture.-Brief history:...

 in 1876.

As a painter he produced many portraits and landscapes on the Côte d'Opale
Côte d'Opale
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, northern sea-borders facing England, chiefly in the village of Audresselles
Audresselles is a commune south of Cape Gris Nez in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.The commune covers about 2000 acres of cultivated lands, two beaches, and seashore cliffs...

. In 1862 Carrier-Belleuse was one of the founding members of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and was made an Officier of the Légion d'honneur
Légion d'honneur
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He was also the father and teacher of Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse was a French painter and sculptor.He was son and pupil of Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. He designed the patterns of the Faïencerie from Choisy-le-Roi, where he was artistic director. He was also the sculptor of the Equestrian monument to General Manuel Belgrano....



  • equestrian statue of Manuel Belgrano
    Manuel Belgrano
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    , Plaza de Mayo Square, Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
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    , Argentina
  • pediment sculpture of Abundance, Pavillon de Flore
    Pavillon de Flore
    The Pavillon de Flore is a section of the Palais du Louvre in Paris, France. Its construction began in 1595, during the reign of Henry IV, and has had numerous renovations since. The structure stands along the south face of the Louvre Museum, near the Pont Royal...

    , South façade of the Great Galerie, Louvre palace, Paris, crica 1863
  • caryatids themed on the four seasons, Vichy
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     Opera, for architect Charles Badger, 1865
  • a silvered bronze chimney-piece for the Hôtel de la Païva
    Hôtel de la Païva
    The Hôtel de La Païva was built between 1856 and 1865 at 25 Avenue des Champs-Élysées by the courtesan Thérèse Lachman, better known as La Païva. She was born in modest circumstances in the Moscow ghetto, of Polish parents...

    , Paris, 1866
  • monument to André Masséna
    André Masséna
    André Masséna 1st Duc de Rivoli, 1st Prince d'Essling was a French military commander during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars....

    , Nice, 1869
  • architectural work at the Brussels Stock Exchange
    Brussels Stock Exchange
    The Brussels Stock Exchange was founded in Brussels, Belgium, by Napoleonic decree in 1801. On September 22, 2000, the BSE merged with Paris Bourse, Lisbon Stock Exchange and the stock exchanges of Amsterdam, to form Euronext N.V., the first pan-European exchange for equities and derivatives,...

    , Brussels, circa 1870
  • two elaborate multifigure torchères for the base of grand staircase, Palais Garnier
    Palais Garnier
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     (Paris Opera), Pairs, 1873
  • tomb of Belgian photographer Louis Ghémar, Laeken Cemetery
    Laeken Cemetery
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    , Brussels, 1873
  • architectural work for the Théâtre de la Renaissance
    Théâtre de la Renaissance
    The name Théâtre de la Renaissance has been used successively for three distinct Parisian theatre companies. The first two companies, which were short-lived enterprises in the 19th century, used the Salle Ventadour, now an office building on the Rue Méhul in the 2nd arrondissement.The current...

    , Paris, for architect Charles de Lalande, 1873
  • Sea Nymph for the fountain at the Place du Theâtre-Français, Paris, for architect Gabriel Davioud
    Gabriel Davioud
    Jean-Antoine-Gabriel Davioud was a French architect.Davioud was born in Paris and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Léon Vaudoyer...

    , 1874
  • Four Seasons fountain, Hotel de Ville, Fleurance
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  • mausoleum of José de San Martín
    José de San Martín
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    , Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral
    Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral
    The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of San Martín and Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolás neighbourhood...

    , Buenos Aires
  • Mary Queen of Scots, Private Collection, ca. 1870
  • equestrian statue of Mihai Viteazul, University Square, Bucharest
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    , Romania

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