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VERLET, CHARLES RAOUL

(Francia, 1857 – 1923)

 

“Orfeo” (Orpheus)

Scultura in bronzo patinato.

dim.: h. cm. 90

Firma incisa: Raoul Verlet

 

Verlet, Charles Raoul. Scultore. Nato ad Angouleme il 7 settembre 1857, morto a Parigi nel dicembre 1923. Suoi professori furono Cavelier, Barrias, Jouffroy, Millet, E. May. Inizia ad esporre al Salone nel 1880. Vince una medaglia per il secondo posto nel 1887. Riceve una medaglia d’oro e la medaglia d’onore con il Grand Prix alla Expositions Universelles, rispettivamente nel 1889 e 1900. Diventa Cavaliere della Legione D’Onore e, nel 1910, Membro Dell’Istituto. Esegue busti e statuette dei suoi contemporanei e figure del genere “Il pifferaio” e “L’Amor Filiale”, soggetti biblici come “Il Figliol Prodigo” e opere classiche che includono una serie di bassorilievi basati sui fregi e le figure dl Parthenon, come “Diana” e “Il Dolore di Orfeo”. Verlet rappresenta Orfeo che emerge dai cancelli dell’Inferno in uno stato di profonda angoscia, avendo rotto la promessa fatta a Hades di non guardare Euridice, perdendo così la possibilità di riportarla indietro dall’Aldilà. Il modello in gesso per “Il Dolore di Orfeo” fu esposto inizialmente al Salone nel 1887 e una versione in bronzo fu eretta nella Piazza di Males Herbes ma fu distrutta nel 1942. “Il Dolore d’Orfeo” venne fuso da Barbedienne in diverse misure.

 

Bibliografia:

–  E. Benezit, Gruend 1999, Dictionnaire Des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs, volume n.14, pag.155;

–  The Dictionary of Western Sculptors in Bronze, James Mackay, pag. 382,383;

–  P. Kiellberg, pag.638,9.

 

VERLET, CHARLES RAOUL

(French, 1857 – 1923)

 

“Orphee” (Orpheus)

A dark brown patina, bronze sculpture.

size: height cm. 90

Inscribed Raoul Verlet

 

Verlet, Charles Raoul. Born in Angouleme on September 7, 1857, he died in Paris in december 1923. He studied under Cavelier, Barrias, Jouffroy, Millet and E. May and began exhibiting at the Salon in 1880. He won a second class medal in 1887 and received a gold medal and the medal of honour with the grand prix at the Exposition Universelles of 1889 and 1900 respectively. He also became Officer of the Légion d’Honneur in 1900 and a member of the Institut in 1910. He produced busts and statuettes of his contemporaries, genre figures such as The Flute-player and Filial Piety, biblical subjects like The Prodigal Son, and classical works which included a series of bas-reliefs based on Parthenon friezies and figures like Diana and The Grief of Orpheus. In this group Verlet depcts Orpheus emerging fron the gates of hell in a state of acute anguish, having broken his promise to Hades not to look round at Eurydice, and thus loosing his chance to bring her back from the Underworld. The plaster model for “La douleur d’Orphée” was first exhibited at the Salon of 1887, a bronze version was erected in the Place Malesherbes, but destroyed in 1942. “La douleur d’Orphee” was cast by Barbedienne in different measurements.

 

Literature:

–  E.Benezit, Gruend 1999, Dictionnaire Des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs, volume n.14, page n.155;

–  The Dictionary of Western Sculptors in Bronze, James Mackay, page n.382,383;

– P. Kjellberg, page n.638,9.