La Capresse des Colonies, Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, 1861

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La Capresse des Colonies, Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, 1861
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Image ID: KC76T0
La Capresse des Colonies, 1861, French, Paris, Algerian onyx-marble, bronze and gilt bronze, and enamel; white marble socle, Overall on socle (confirmed): H. 37 3/4 x W. 23 1/4 x D. 12 1/4 in., 208.4lb. (95.9 x 59.1 x 31.1 cm, 946kg) Weight breakdown: head 35.4 lbs, marble bust 173 lbs, marble socle 98.7 lbs; Pedestal (confirmed): H. 41 3/8 x W. 18 1/4 x D. 18 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (105.1 x 46.4 x 46.4 x 29.8 cm), Sculpture, Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier (French, 1827–1905), In his unpublished memoirs Charles Cordier cites the law of April 27, 1848 that abolished slavery in France and its colonies, writing: 'My art incorporated the reality of a whole new subject, the revolt against slavery and the birth of anthropology