Ottin, Auguste, 1874 + Salon

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Auguste-Louis-Marie Ottin (1811-1890)

Art-works 1874 + Salon



Here below you will find an impression of art-works (mostly sculptures) that Auguste Ottin exhibited at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874 and at the Salon. I will render them thematically.


Amour et Psychè:

1874-119        Amour et Psyché, groupe marbre.
S1847-2137 L’Amour et Psyché ; marbre
S1861- 3533 Amour et Psyché ; groupe, marbre

Probably based on the mythology of Psychè and Amor (or: Eros), see. This theme is expressed by many artists. Regrettably I could not find a picture of this marble sculpture of Auguste Ottin.


Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg, Fontaine de Marie de Médici:

1874-120        Acis et Galathée
1874-121        Jeune Faune
1874-122        Nymphe chasseresse,
réductions en bronze des sculptures décoratives de la fontaine Médicis, au Luxemburg.
S1852-1504 Polyphème surprenant Acis et Galathée ;
projet d’achèvement de la fontaine monumentale du Luxembourg.
S1855-4521 Polyphème surprenant Acis et Galathée ;
projet d’achèvement de la fontaine monumentale du Luxembourg
S1859-x Acis et Galathée ; groupe, marbre ; 
Monuments publics
S1864-x Polyphème surprenant Acis et Galathée ; groupe, bronze et marbre ;
(Fontaine du Jardin du Luxembourg)
S1866-x Jeune faune ; statue, pierre.
S1866-x Jeune chasseresse ; statue, pierre ;
Fontaine de Médicis, jardin du Luxembourg

Note: the dating is not quite clear. Most sources render 1866. But on an information shield on the Fontaine de Marie de Medici it is indicated Auguste Ottin made this work in 1863. But his submission for the Salon of 1852 indicates that he at least started in 1852. The information of the Salon of 1852 and 1855 doesn’t indicate the sculptures were ready, probably Ottin exhibited studies in other material. Probably in 1859 he had finished the marble group of Acis and Galathea and in 1864 also the bronze statue of Polythème (or: Polyphemus). And only in 1866 he exhibited the stone statues of Pan (a jeune faune) and Diana (a jeune chasseresse). It is not clear if they were already finished in 1863. It is also unclear what Ottin exhibited at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874. Where it replicas? It must be. I assume the originals stayed at the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Auguste Ottin, 1863, sculptures Fontaine de Marie de Médicis, Jardin du Luxembourg (iR6)

Auguste Ottin, 1852-66, Overview sculptures, Fontaine de Médicis, Jardin du Luxembourg Paris (iR6)

Auguste Ottin, 1863-66, Pan (jeune faune), stone, xx, Jardin du Luxembourg Paris (iR6;iR3). Probably S1866-x. Maybe 1874-121.

Auguste Ottin, 1864-66, Polyphemus, bronze, xx, Jardin du Luxembourg, (iR10;iR64;iR125)

Auguste Ottin, 1863-66, Diane (chasseresse), stone, xx, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (iR6). Probably S1866-x. Maybe 1874-122.

Auguste Ottin, 1852-66, Polyphemus Surprising Acis and Galatea, sculpture, xx, Jardin du Luxembourg, (iR10;iR1). Probably S1864-x. Compare S1852-1504 + S1855-4521.

Auguste Ottin, 1859-66, Galatea dans le bras de Acis, marble, xx, Jardin du Luxembourg, (iR6;iR10;iR125;iR4). Probably S1859-x. Maybe 1874-120.


Young woman carrying a vase:

1874-123        Jeune femme portant un vase, terre cuite
1874-124        Jeune femme portant un vase, terre cuite
S1857-3044 Jeune fille portant un vase ; groupe, marbre ;
S1861-3532 Jeune fille tenant un vase ; statue, marbre

Probably Auguste Ottin made two versions of a young woman carrying a vase. It is unclear why one time it is called a group of marble (Salon 1857) and one time a marble statue (Salon 1861). Probably Ottin exhibited at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874 terracotta versions. I only found one marble version.

Auguste Ottin, 1861, Jeune fille tenant un vase, marbre, 115x26x26, Musée Sainte-Croix Poitiers (iR10;iR23;iR126). Exhibited S1857-3044 or S1861-3532. Compare 1874-123/4.



1874-125        Buste, terre cuite
S1841- 2101 Buste de M. G… ; marbre
S1842-1994 Buste de M. Quesnault, avocat-général à la cour de cassation ; marbre
S1842-1995 Buste du comte Chaptal ; marbre
S1848-4866 Buste de M. de Prony, marbre
S1850-3548 Cheminée monumentale destinée à un Palais de Florence: / Buste de Charles Fourrier ;
S1852-1505 Mlle Richardot, buste ; plâtre
S1853-1467 Portrait de Mlle Isabelle Constant ; buste ; marbre
S1886-4379 Portrait de M. Cantagrel ; buste, marbre
1874-126        buste de Ingres, réduction en plâtre.
S1842-1996 Buste de M. Ingres ; bronze
S1855- 4522 Portrait de M. Ingres ; buste, marbre
S1868-3782 J. P. D. Ingres ; buste, marbre;
1874-128        Buste de M. B***, terre cuite.
S1863-2512 Portrait de Monseigneur de Belsunce ; buste, bronze

Auguste Ottin exhibited many bustes at the Salon and 3 at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874. The first one, just called ‘buste’ is very hard to identify. Regrettably I only could find 3 bustes made by Auguste Ottin.

Auguste Ottin, 1850ca, buste of Charles Fourier, marble, xx, KhI Florence (iR120;iR10;iR1). Probably S1850-3548 . A very uncertain option for 1874-125.

Auguste Ottin, 1855ca, Buste de Ingres, marble, xx, Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris (iR10). Probably S1855-4522; S1868-3782. Compare 1874-126; S1842-1996.

Auguste Ottin, 1863ca, Bust of Mgr de Belsunce, bronze, xx, MdH Marseille (iR6;iR10;iR48;iR125) Probably S1863-2512. Compare 1874-128.


Ottin at the Salon:

Auguste Ottin, 1846, Chasseur Indien surpris par un boa (An Indian hunter attacked by a Boa), bronze, xx, Fontainebleau Chateau (iR6;iR125;iR10;iR119) Probably S1846-?, received a ‘médaille 1ère classe’; S1857-3043

Auguste Ottin, 1867, la lutte moderne, le coup de hauche (the hip throw), bronze, xx, MM Barentin (iR10;iR119;iR122) Compare S1853-1467


Auguste Ottin, 1859ca, La France (?), marble, xx, La Bourse de Marseille (iR10;iR119;iR1) Probably S1859-3894

Auguste Ottin, 1859ca, Marseille (?), marble, xx, La Bourse de Marseille (iR10;iR119;iR125;iR1) Probably S1859-3894

Auguste Ottin, 1859ca, Euthymènes, stone, xx, Bourse de Marseille (iR6;iR10;iR123;iR125;iR1) Probably S1859-3894

Auguste Ottin, 1859ca, Pythéas, stone, xx, Bourse de Marseille (iR6;iR1) Probably S1859-3894


Auguste Ottin, 1861, Napoléon III en pied, en uniforme et manteau de cour, marble, xx, RMN Grand Palais Compiègne (iR127;iR10;iR3;iR1) Probably S1861-3531

Auguste Ottin, 1866, Statue d’Hercule, stone, xx, Parc Saint-Cloud, (iR6) Probably S1866-x

Auguste Ottin, 1883, Campaspe taking off her clothes in front of Apelles by order of Alexander, sc, xx, Palais du Louvre (iR6;iR10;iR119;iR125) Compare S1875-3314, Probably S1883-4036