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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - Marietta, or Roman Odalisque
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux - Mademoiselle Fiocre
Louis-Ferdinand  Lachassaigne - Vase - Van Dyck painting his first canvas
Charles Durand dit Carolus-Duran - Mademoiselle de Lancey
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - Francis I Receives the Last Breaths of Leonardo da Vinci
Fernand Pelez - The Death of Emperor Commodus
Eugène Delacroix - Combat of the Giaour and the Pasha
Jacob Mardochée known as Jacob Petit - Mameluke clock
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux - Buste de Samuel Welles de La Valette
Gustave Courbet - Courbet au chien noir
Édouard Manet - Portrait of Théodore Duret
Louis Léopold Boilly - Portrait of Mademoiselle Athénaïs d’Albenas
Paul Gauguin - Old Man with a Stick
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux - Ugolino
Jan  Van Beers   - Les funérailles de Charles le Bon, Comte de Flandre, célébrées à Bruges dans l’église Saint-Christophe le 22 avril 1127
Gustave Courbet - La sieste pendant la saison des foins (montagne du Doubs)
Alfred de Dreux - Portrait of Mr and Mrs Mosselman and their two daughters
Jean-Désiré Ringel d'Illzach - Portrait of Jeanne et Mrs Albert Dammouse
Octave  Penguilly L’Haridon  - Côtes de Belleville
Gustave Doré - The Vale of Tears
Gustave Doré - L’Ascension

The Triumph of the Republic

Aimé Jules
Dalou
Paris, 1838 - Paris, 1902
Study for the monument at Place de la Nation
1879
Patinated plaster
215 x 110 x 160 cm

Ten years before the centenary of the French Revolution, the City of Paris organised a competition for a monument to the glory of the new republican institutions, to be erected in the East of Paris.

The Maurice brothers won the competition and their Monument to the Republic now stands on Place de la République.
However, Jules Dalou’s project impressed the councillors, who commissioned him to make a bronze version for today's Place de la Nation. This Triumph of the Republic was inaugurated in 1899.

A keen Republican, Dalou chose to give his monument a sense of the momentum that was carrying humanity towards a new golden age : the triumphant Republic stands on top of the chariot of the Nation, drawn by lions guided by the Spirit of Freedom; Labour (symbolised by a blacksmith) and Justice stand beside of the chariot; Peace distributes the fruits of plenty.
The whirling movement of the composition and the exuberant realism of its figures make this study a masterpiece that revolutionised the conventions of sculpture at the time.

Inventory number: 
PPS00075
Jules Aimé Dalou - The triumph of the Republic
Jules Aimé Dalou - The triumph of the Republic
Jules Aimé Dalou - The triumph of the Republic
Jules Aimé Dalou - The triumph of the Republic
Inventory number : PPS00075
Acquisition details : Purchase / commissioned in 1880
Room 5. Dalou and celebration of the Republic
The 19th century
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