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Albert Carrier-Belleuse | La Melodie, 1887

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (born Albert-Ernest Carrier de Belleuse; 12 June 1824 - 4 June 1887) was a French sculptor. He was one of the founding members of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and was made an officer of the Legion of Honour.
His work encompassed all manner of sculptural subjects and materials, and his naturalism incorporated a breadth of styles: unembellished Realism, neo-Baroque exuberance, and Rococo elegance.

For biographical notes notes -in english and italian- on Carrier de Belleuse see Albert Carrier-Belleuse ~ Chryselephantine sculpture.