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Le Jeune Jésus dans le Temple, ou L'Enfant Jésus devant les docteursThe Young Jesus in the Temple, or The Young Jesus in front the Doctors
c. 1900 bronze
14 3/16 x 17 5/16 x 10 1/4
signed at the back of bust: Raoul Larchemark, Siot Decauville Fondeur-Paris

From the collection of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

Full size statue
Circa 1900
Height: 27 inches

François-Raoul Larche 1860-1912

François-Raoul Larche was a well-known Art Nouveau sculptor born in St.-Andrè-de-Cubzac. He began his studies in 1878 under François Jouffroy, Jean-Alexandre Falguière, and Eugène Delaplanche at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Larche was most commonly known for his monumental sculptures, such as the group La Loire et ses affluents, many of which were purchased by the state and placed in public locations around Paris. However his smaller pieces - lamps, goblets, ashtrays, vases and center pieces were recreated in pewter and bronze by Siot-Decauville. These sculptures included a wide range of subjects from mythological figures to peasant girls.

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