The Cradle of Love by Charles-Auguste Fraikin


This rare sculpture in white Carrara marble by the famous Belgian sculptor Charles-Auguste Fraikin depicts a cherub reclining in a giant clam shell, resting on top of a column in the form of three dolphins. The excellence of this work, from the gentle fall of drapery over the edge of the shell, to the delicacy of the wings and the facial expression of the cherub, is outstanding. The intricacy of the column supporting the shell further testifies to the unparalleled talent of C-A Fraikin.

The belgian sculptor Charles-Auguste Fraikin (1817 – 1893)

Charles-Auguste Fraikin, who was born in Herentals on 14 June 1817 and died in Schaerbeek on 22 November 1893, was a great Belgian neo-classical sculptor.

Material :    

    • White Carrara marble.

Size :

    • 65,00 x 79,00 x 58,00 cm

Period :   

    • 19th century
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