CORDIER, Charles-Henri-Joseph
(b. 1827, Cambrai, d. 1905, Algiers)

African Venus

Bronze, height 50 cm (with base)
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Cordier submitted a plaster cast of the bust of an African visitor to Paris to the Salon of 1848, and two years later he again entered it as a bronze. A young African woman served as the model for the companion piece, called African Venus, in 1851.

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