Jules Dalou 1838-1902

Aimé-Jules Dalou was a 19th-century French sculptor, admired for his perceptiveness, execution, and unpretentious realism. Dalou’s works often exhibited his empathy towards common workers and farmers, reflecting his socialist views in ways similar to that of Jean-Francois Millet. During his time living in London, he taught sculpture at South Kensington, and influenced trends in British sculpture towards humanism and naturalism. Following his return to Paris, Dalou secured many public commissions, the most prestigious of which was his Triumph of the Republic, on which he worked from 1879 until 1899. By the end of the century, he had become a keystone of the French establishment.

16.5” x 24.5”