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Cyprian Godebski (1835 Méry-sur-Cher near Burges - 1909 Paris), "Bust of Prince Alexander Gorchakov," 1870

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Estimations: 11 576 - 16 207 EUR
patinated bronze
Dimensions: 38 x 33 x 13 cm
Signed, dated and described on the back in Cyrillic script: 'Prince | A. M. Gorchakov | work of Godevsky | 1870'.

Origin
private collection, Poland

Literature
Cf:
Elena Karpova, Cyprian Godebski in St. Petersburg, "Bulletin of Art History" 1998, no. 1-2, p. 94.

Biography
Grandson of legionary and poet Cyprian, son of émigré activist François Xavier.Studied at the National Polish School in Batignolles. He mastered the basics of the sculptor's workshop of F. Jouffroy. From 1858 he lived and worked in Lviv. In 1861 he moved to Vienna, where he carried out commissions from the imperial court. In 1863 he was in Paris, and then lived alternately in France and Belgium. In 1870 he stayed in St. Petersburg and taught at the Academy there. After returning to Paris, he ran an art and literary salon there. He was appointed a member of the French National Academy in 1877 and an officer of the Legion of Honor in 1889. From 1897 he served as president of the Art and Literary Circle in Paris.His most important works are the Liberation Monument in Peru's capital Lima (1866-1859) and the Adam Mickiewicz Monument in Warsaw (1898).

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11 April 2024 CEST/Warsaw
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