Venus and Cupid by Jean Boucher

This white marble statue of Venus, looking lovingly down at the winged Cupid, was created ca. 1910. The same model in marble was sold by Sotherby’s London in their auction “19th and 20th Century Sculpture  » on November 26th in 1996 for £34,500.

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This white marble statue of Venus, looking lovingly down at the winged Cupid, was created ca. 1910. The same model in marble was sold by Sotherby’s London in their auction “19th and 20th Century Sculpture  » on November 26th in 1996 for £34,500.   

Jean Marie Théodore Boucher was a precocious student of Chapu, Falguière and Mercié and is said to have failed to win the coveted Prix de Rome only because his deeply held Romanticism was out of fashion. Nevertheless he won many other honours at exhibitions during the early twentieth century and was made an Officier of the Légion d’honneur in 1914. He also executed many important public commissions, including the impressive « Monument to Victor Hugo » in Guersney in 1908. Two sculptures by Jean Boucher are exhibited in the world famous museum « Quai d’Orsay » in Paris :

  • Fra Angelico – Marble sculpture depicting the Renaissance painter : 210 cm high.
  • Chinoise au brûle-parfum – Bronze sculpture : 65 cm high.
Height: 101 cm
Width: 65,5 cm
Depth: 39,5 cm
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