Auguste Preault (Paris, 1810 - id. 1879)
Designed in 1835, cast in 1860
H 153 x L 66 x W 77 cm
Donated by the State, 21 April 1874
Restored in 1996
Beaune, Museum of Fine Arts
This sculpture taken from contemporary literature was placed in the Bouzaise Park in Beaune until 1996. At the government's request it was put back in the museum after having been exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay in a one-man exhibition of the sculptor's work. The work is extremely interesting and original. The general movement in a spiral, the violence between the opposition of the position of shoulders and hips, all combine to give this figure a feeling of unrest.