Edouard Lanteri

Paysan

c.1901

On display at Tate Britain

Artist
Edouard Lanteri 1848–1917
Medium
Bronze on marble base
Dimensions
Object: 533 x 495 x 342 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist's pupils 1902
Reference
N01905

Display caption

Lantéri was a French sculptor who followed his master Dalou and moved to London in 1872, after the civil war in Paris. In 1880 he succeeded Dalou as teacher of sculpture at the South Kensington School, which later became the Royal College of Art. He was a successful portrait sculptor in London as well as a teacher.

This 'Head' was presented to the Tate Gallery by Lantéri's pupils. It is modelled to give an example of a strong expression, a tradition of art that goes back to the seventeenth-century 'Têtes d'expression' of the French Academy.

Gallery label, August 2004

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