Venus and cupid by jean boucher

with its original marble base.

Jean Marie Théodore Boucher was a precocious student of Chapu, Falguière and Mercié and is said to have only failed to win the coveted Prix de Rome 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.
This model ca 1910 is unsigned but is known in bronze sold at Phillips the 30th of November 1994 Lot 142.
Two sculptures from Jean Boucher are exhibited in the world class 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.
101 by 77cm., 39 3/4  by 30 3/8 in.
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