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Eugene-Antoine Aizelin 

 

 

Aizelin Eugene-Antoine

(b Paris, 8 July 1821; d Paris, 4 March 1902).

French sculptor. A pupil of Etienne-Jules Ramey and Augustin-Alexandre Dumont at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, he made several unsuccessful attempts to win the Prix de Rome. He nevertheless pursued a successful career and produced sculpture as markedly classical in style as that of his contemporaries who had studied at the Académie de France in Rome. He received numerous commissions from the State and from the City of Paris for the decoration of public buildings, working on the three great Parisian building projects of the Second Empire (1851–70), the new Louvre, the Opéra and the Hôtel de Ville, as well as on theatres, churches and other institutions. Apart from decorative sculpture, his output consists of classicizing statues on mythological, biblical and allegorical subjects, which were exhibited at the Salon and were sometimes reproduced in bronze editions. Among these works are Psyche (marble, 1863; Quimper, Mus. B.-A.), Judith (bronze, 1890; Le Mans, Mus. Tessé) and Hagar and Ishmael (marble, 1889; Belleville-sur-Bar, Sanatorium). He also exhibited genre sculpture, widely circulated in bronze editions (many cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne, 1810–92), including Marguerite in Church, Mignon and The Youth of Raphael. A collection of his works was given to the Musée Départemental de l’Oise, Beauvais, in 1975.

 


L'Enfance De Tacite, c. 1880

 

 


Diana

 

 


Psyché

 

 


Agar et Ismael

 

 


Mignon

 

 

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