Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Large Bust of Adolphe Burggraeve '1806-1902' by Cyprian Godebski

About the Item

Large bust of Adolphe Burggraeve (1806-1902), great humanist, surgeon and professor of medicine at the University of Ghent, inventor of dosimetric medicine, by Cyprian Godebski (1835-1909), Franco-Polish sculptor. Executed around 1880. Height : 35.43 in Width : 24.4 in Depth : 19.7 in Cast aluminium with patina C. Godebski realized in Hal the Monument to Adrien-François Servais, decorated his house and the town hall with the figures of Justice and Truth. He made several busts of famous Belgian composers for the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Adrien-François Servais, Henri Vieuxtemps, François-Auguste Gevaert) and the one of Dr. Burggraeve, kept in the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent. In Belgium, he exhibited his works in Antwerp in 1867, and in Brussels in 1875 and 1884. In Paris, at the Montmartre cemetery, he created a bronze medallion on the tomb of Hector Berlioz, as well as a marble statue of Calliope, muse of poetry, on the tomb of Théophile Gautier. In the Père-Lachaise cemetery, an Angel adorns the tomb of the Galezowski and Tamberlick families. The Louvre museum keeps his bust of the archaeologist Henry Barbet de Jouy. In Finistère, his Monument to General Le Flô was erected in Lesneven. His Carrara marble statue of Notre-Dame-des-Naufragés at the Pointe du Raz, in the commune of Plogoff, was made in 1904, following the death of his son Ernest in Tonkin. He made busts of Johann Sebastian Bach and Beethoven for the Rumiantzeff family in Moscow, and numerous busts of Polish personalities, including the Monument to Adam Mickiewicz (1898), the famous Polish romantic poet, in Warsaw. (Wikipedia).
  • Creator:
    Cyprian Godebski (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 35.44 in (90 cm)Width: 24.41 in (62 cm)Depth: 19.69 in (50 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1880
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU939431317672

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Retrieving quote...
    Ships From: Paris, France
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
Located in Paris, France
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2001
1stDibs seller since 2012
126 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 15 hours
More From This SellerView All
  • Bust of Caton, France end of XIXth century.
    Located in Paris, FR
    Beautiful and rare collection of plaster casts, models from a school of fine arts, late nineteenth century, France. Bust of Cato, accordin...

    Antique 19th Century French Sculptures



  • Large Scupture in Cement by Juan Palau, France, circa 1975
    By Juan Palau
    Located in Paris, FR
    Large original sculpture in cement by Juan Palau (Barcelona 1929-Moulins France 2013) Handmade, not molded. Unique piece. Juan Palau left behind a considerable body of work, he c...

    Vintage 1970s French Abstract Sculptures



  • Pair Of Large 1970's Wall Lights In Stainless Steel And Lucite
    By Angelo Brotto
    Located in Paris, FR
    Two large 1970's stainless steel wall lights-sculptures in the style of Brotto with nineteen lucite rods.

    Vintage 1970s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces


    Stainless Steel

  • "Couple of Dansers" Marble Sculpture by Jacques Gestalder
    By Jacques Gestalder
    Located in Paris, FR
    "Couple of Dansers", signed sculpture by Jacques Cestalder, hand-sculpted in Carrara marble.

    Vintage 1950s French Sculptures


    Carrara Marble

  • Bronze Statue of a "Bather" after a 1937 Plaster by P. Besnard
    By Philippe Besnard
    Located in Paris, FR
    2008 bronze statue after a 1937 plaster of a "Bather" by Philippe Besnard (1885-1971). Signed and with the founder's mark; numbered 2/8. But for the moment, it is the only piece tha...

    21st Century and Contemporary French Sculptures



  • 20th C. Bronze Statue of "Ivresse" by Maxime Real del Sarte
    By Maxime Real del Sarte
    Located in Paris, FR
    Patinated bronze statue representing a kneeling nude woman holding grapes, by Maxime Real del Sarte, titled "Ivresse" ("Drunkenness").

    20th Century French Sculptures



You May Also Like
  • Imposing Large Scale Bronze Bust of French President Adolphe Theirs
    Located in Pease pottage, West Sussex
    Patinated bronze bust thought to be of Adolphe Theirs, second elected President of France and First President of the Third French Republic. Signed Anselme Leon 1887, along with the f...

    Antique Late 19th Century French Busts



  • Large Art Nouveau Amphora Teplitz Porcelain Female Bust "Reflexion", RStK 1902
    By Amphora
    Located in Rancho Mirage, CA
    This monumental Art Nouveau porcelain bust of a young beautiful maiden was produced by the Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel (RStK) factory of Teplitz, Bohemia in about 1902. The bust d...

    Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Busts



  • Large Plaster Bust of Napoleon
    Located in New York, NY
    Large plaster bust of napoleon. Stained.

    20th Century European Empire Busts



  • Large Plaster Bust of a Faun
    Located in Baambrugge, NL
    A plaster model of the head of a faun, ± 1890. The faun depicted as an attractive young man (therefor not a satyr), the head shows small horns and long pointy ears. h 95 x diameter ...

    Early 20th Century French Busts



  • Large Plaster Bust of Hercules
    Located in Bagshot, GB
    A 21st Century very charming and large verdigris plaster portrait bust of "Hercules" the demigod mortal son of Zeus. Bust is solid and mounted on circular socle base. Very decorat...

    21st Century and Contemporary British Grand Tour Busts


    Plaster, Paint

  • Large Carved Bust of African Man
    Located in Pasadena, CA
    This is an exceptionally well-carved portrait bust of an African man dating to the mid-20th century. The bust is carved from a single piece of mahogany;...

    Early 20th Century African Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings



    Large Carved Bust of African Man
    $2,175 Sale Price
    26% Off

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery