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

Young Girl from the Environs of Rome

Tinted white marble, height 80 cm
Private collection

This marble bust represents a girl from the lands surrounding Rome, the Campagna. Characteristic of the artist's greatest works, the marble has been enlivened with the added dimension of polychromy. However, in contrast to the dazzling polychromed sculptures for which Cordier became most famous, here he has subtly tinted the marble.

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