CARPEAUX NATURALISTIC BUST OF CHINESE MAN ASCENDS AT GARTH’S
COLUMBUS, OHIO –
A terracotta bust of a Chinese man by French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) was among the notable lots at Garth’s February 22 sale of continental, Asian and Twentieth Century decorative and fine arts. Selling at $5,400, the 13½-inch-high bust, titled “Le Chinois No. 2,” was signed “JBt. Carpeaux” and stamped “Propriete Carpeaux,” “Atelier-Depot, 71 rue Boileau a Auteuil, Paris,” numbered 1765. Carpeaux was a sculptor and painter known for his naturalistic style during the Second Empire under Napoleon III. For information, 740-362-4771 or www.garths.com.
Originally in Antiques and The Arts weekly and online, March 10, 2020.