Terracotta Caricacture Bust, Georges Laporte 1845-1926

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Post by touchdry September 27th 2023, 1:14 pm

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Strangely, I fell in love with this ugly old damaged bust, possibly French ( owing to the possible artists name of Georges Luports ... if that is the artists name!), bought at a French bootsale.

But I have not been able to find any information about the name or the bust itself - is it a bust of a character from a play, like Shakespeares the Tempest, or is is it meant to be a caricature of a fat, old, ugly, angry man - with a hat?

I have drawn a blank on the French forum, so I thought I would see if anyone here, like tenpot, can offer me any information at all.

It stands at 17cm high and has been crudely repaired.It may simply be a molded figurine dated from 'yesterday' ... probably not very old ... but then again ...
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Post by Celtic_Fan September 27th 2023, 5:44 pm

Could the last word be dupont ?
Possibly the name of the person depicted, rather than maker ?
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Post by touchdry September 27th 2023, 7:25 pm

It is Georges Laporte 1845-1926!! There are a number of his caricatures sold on Lucien Paris auction
https://www.lucienparis.com/recherche?query=georges+laporte
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Post by Celtic_Fan September 27th 2023, 9:14 pm

Solved Most Excellent
I prefer yours to those others one, although they are also interesting.
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