Delaplanche, Eugène (1836-91; French), after
Bronze, 68.8 x 48.5 x 35.4 cm
Purchased, 1891
National Gallery of Victoria (p.58.4-1)

This work is described as a replica in the NGV’s stock-book, the 1891 Annual Report, and the 1894 NGV catalogue. The original statue, shown at the 1884 Salon, was later at the Hotel de Ville, Paris.

Another gilt bronze statuette based on the same group, dated 1890, was on sale recently in Los Angeles.


AR 1891, p.24, indicating that the work is a reproduction of Delaplanche’s statue by Dubucaud (sic);  SB, p.58 (Bronzes): as in “gold relieved bronze,” purchased from A.Dubicaud, May 1891; NGV 1894, p.67 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.125); NGV 1905, p.67 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.118; ill. [£105]

The NGV catalogue lists this work as “School of Delaplanche.”

For Delaplanche, see AKL 25 (2000), p.371, and Bénézit 4, pp.623-24 (brief entries). For the Los Angeles example mentioned, see (with good reproductions; also mentioning the Hotel de Ville statue, and another replica in Chicago)