Splendid French Bisque Bebe Triste, Size 13, by Emile Jumeau

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28" (71 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling and very full cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, brush-stroked brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with white space between the accented lips, dimpled chin and defined philtrum, separately-applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 13 (head and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885, the Bebe Triste model sculpted by Carrier-Belleuse, so-named for its wistful (triste) expression. Value Points: especially fine detail of sculpting on this model enhanced by brilliant deep blue eyes, original body and body finish, fine ivory silk faille costume.
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