French Marble figure of a lady by Benoit Rougelet
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By Benoit Rougelet, (French 1934-1894)
Height: 25" (63 cm)
Width: 15" (38 cm)
Depth: 14" (35 cm)
Diameter of base: 11" (28 cm)
Benoît Rougelet was born in Tournous, a picturesque town in the Saône valley in Eastern France. Trained by his father and François-Joseph Duret (1729-1816), he first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1876, receiving honorable mentions in 1887 and 1889. He was principally a sculptor of portraits, his statue of the celebrated painter Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), another son of Tournus, stands in front of the town's hôtel de ville.