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Moreau, Hippolyte Francois

Moreau, Hippolyte Francois




Artist name Moreau, Hippolyte Francois
Sex: m
Artist occupation: sculptor
Geographical data: France
State: France
Place of birth: Dijon
Date of birth 1832
Place of death: Neuilly-sur-Seine
Last cited: 1927
Place(s) cited: Paris

The second son of Jean-Baptiste Moreau, Hippolyte Moreau went to work in Paris under the direction of Jouffroy and exhibited his first work at the Salon in 1859. The best of his work includes charming full figures of children and young women, mostly allegorical, often with the same subjects as used by Hippolyte's brother Auguste.

A few of the bronzes among his consignments at the Salon are Uno bevitore, a statue of 199 cm high (1880), Sortie de l'école, a group (1886), and Mireille, a statuette (1894). There were also a number of marbles, especially some statuettes: L'Iris (1886), Le Rêve (1887), Avril (1888), Dans les bles, Le Chant de I'alouette (1889), Départ des hirondelles (1891), Hésitation (1892), Chrysanthéme (1893), Les Cerises (1894), Le Ruisseau, Le Crépuscule (1895), La Vague (1896), Oiseau blessé (1899), Dans la vague (1900), Fleur de lotus (1902), Le Printemps, Le Chant de la Mer (1903), L'Aurore (1905), Faneuse (1906), and Le Nid (1914). Later, notable works include a series of groups in marble: Première Caresse (1905), Traîtrise d'amour (1907), Innocence and Imprudence (1908), Leçon de chant, Tendre Aveu (1909), Premier Bijou, Bataille de fleurs (1910), Le Secret, Couronnement de l'Amour (1911), Age Heureux and Convoitise (1912), and Un Maraudeur (1913).

Among Hippolyte Moreau's works cast in bronze are: L'Aurore, 35 cm, Le Chant de l'alouette, 45cm, Le Chant de la mer, 45 cm, Consolation, 30 cm, L'Echo, 45 cm, L'Eté et l'Hiver, 48 cm, Femme aux sequine, 80 cm, Fillette au crabe, 31 cm, Passage du qué, 58 cm, Le Printemps, 92 cm, Le Rêve, 78 cm, and Le Secret, 55 cm. Finally, in a departure from his usual style, Hippolyte Moreau made the bronze Piqueur au relais, a figure frequently available in public sale. Cast by the Société des Bronzes de Paris, this group also carries the signature of the animal sculptor Prosper Lecourtier, who probably sculpted the dogs.

MUSEUMS

Chambéry
Le Semeur, 35 cm.
Dijon
This museum possesses a number of plasters and terra cottas as well as some bronzes, including Un buveur and Le Printemps.

 


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