Albert Ernst Carrier-Belleuse was well known for his portraits in terra-cotta and bronze. Auguste Rodin was his apprentice in the 1860’s–70’s. Autumn Lovers is a neo-classical style piece representing the autumn season through imagery like the cornucopia, leaves and grapes.
Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. Autumn Lovers, 1857. Bronze, 24.5 x 13 x 10 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer.