Music by Jules-Felix Coutan

  • French sculptor Jules-Félix Coutan evokes the spirit of music in this exuberant bronze figure
  • Coutan's singular vision is both classical and naturalistic in style
  • Elegant and joyful, it is a stunning testament to Coutan's extraordinary skill
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Jules-Félix Coutan
1848-1939 | French


Inscribed on circular base ‘Jules Coutan, Thiébaut Frères, Fondeurs’

Jules-Félix Coutan is considered to be one of the most gifted French sculptors and designers of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The full range of Coutan’s aptitude is best reflected through his larger compositions as illustrated in this example. This dynamic bronze depiction of Music exhibits incredible proportion and elegant fluidity, reflecting Coutan’s unique interpretation and reverence for the classical taste that propelled his international reputation.

Jules-Félix Coutan (1848-1939) enjoyed a distinguished career as a master sculptor and designer highlighted by numerous accolades. He studied under the renowned Pierre-Jules Cavelier at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1872, Coutan won the Prix de Rome and spent the next four years at the Académie de France. His brilliant debut at the Salon of 1876 won him the first class medal and solidified his reputation as a premier French sculptor. His significant contribution to the decoration of the 1889 Exposition Universelle earned Coutan a gold medal and the Grand Prix d’Honneur the following year for his monumental portico for the Sèvres Pavillion de la Manufacture Nationale. Known as a master of public statuary, Coutan executed his most prestigious works that can still be seen at the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris and in New York’s Grand Central Station.

Circa 1880

92” high x 31" wide x 30" deep
This enchanting bronze figure by Jules-Félix Coutan embodies the essence of music
Maker: Coutan, Jules-Felix
Period: 1816-1918
Origin: France
Type: Sculpture
Depth: 30.0 Inches
Width: 31.0 Inches
Height: 92.0 Inches

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