A GIRL WITH PIGEONS, IR Boitel, V. Paillard, bronze, Paris, 1851

A sculpture of a girl playing with a pair of pigeons. Birds contributed to the abandonment of the previous activity by the young woman - arranging flowers in a basket. The figure is an example of the craftsmanship of a sculptor and founder.

IR Boitel, foundry of V. Paillard, Paris, 1851

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Bronze, marble base.

Total height 74 cm. The height of the bronze itself is 64 cm. Wed base 40cm. Wed only bronze: 32 cm.

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Isidore Romain Boitel (1812-1861) - French artist. The sculptor presented a figure of a girl with pigeons at the Salon in 1848, under number 4617.

Victor Paillard (1805-1886) - French sculptor and founder. He studied with Jean-Francois Deniere and became a collaborator of the famous Ferdinand Barbedienne. In 1830, he opened his own factory, which employed almost a hundred people in the middle of the century. Paillard's factory carries out many prestigious orders, including decorative furnishings for the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1855, Paillard was on the jury of the Paris World Exhibition. For his merits, he was awarded the Order of the Legion of Honor.