H. 18 1/4 in. x W. 8 in. x L. 5 in.
Few details of the life of Charpentier are published.
He began to model figures from backyard clay at the age
of seven, studied with the sculptor Armand in Avignon,
and moved to Paris in 1877. He studied under Pierre Cavelier
and Amédée Doublemard at the Ècole
des Beaux-Arts in the 1880s and began to exhibit at the
Paris Salon in either 1882 or 1884. His form was admired
for both its force of expression and for its beauty and
grace. He exhibited several allegorical figures at the
Salon in the 1880s, including the Muse, an edition of
which is in the Metz Collection.