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Undine

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, 1824-1887)


According to legend, an undine is a water spirit who can obtain a soul if she has a child by a mortal man. This nymph emerging from the cattails shows the sculptor's emphasis on the volume and sensuality of the figure.

The artist produced this and other popular works in several media.

Object Information

artist
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, 1824-1887)
creation date
after 1863
materials
bronze
dimensions
30 x 15 x 13-1/2 in.
mark descriptions
signed on left front of base: A. Carrier
accession number
72.122
credit line
Elma D. and Orville A. Wilkinson Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945