Jules Dalou (French, 1838–1902)
Fraternity, ca. 1883
Patinated plaster, 20 x 13 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.
This relief repeats the composition of one of two large plaster reliefs Dalou exhibited at the Salon of 1883. The two spectacular works earned the artist the gold medal at that year’s Salon and the Légion d’honneur. The bronze version of Fraternity can be seen today in the marriage chamber of the mairie (town hall) of the 10th arrondissement of Paris.