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  Alfred Boucher  (French 1850-1934), Au But!  (To The Goal!),  bronze, inscribed on base "A. Boucher" and with foundry mark "Siot-Decauville Fondeur Paris ** 7742"  Boucher's first great success was achieved in 1886 with the plaster version of Au But (To The Goal!), otherwise known as Les Coureurs, which was exhibited at the Salon of 1886 and won a first class medal. Many critics commended the sculptor’s talent and Paul Leroi wrote of the piece in L’Art, “a plaster group with an extreme vigour, an admirable intensity of life, the greatest movement, and a rare suppleness of modelling, in short, one of the masterpieces which honours French art.” ...

Alfred Boucher (French 1850-1934), Au But! (To The Goal!), bronze, inscribed on base "A. Boucher" and with foundry mark "Siot-Decauville Fondeur Paris ** 7742"

Boucher's first great success was achieved in 1886 with the plaster version of Au But (To The Goal!), otherwise known as Les Coureurs, which was exhibited at the Salon of 1886 and won a first class medal. Many critics commended the sculptor’s talent and Paul Leroi wrote of the piece in L’Art, “a plaster group with an extreme vigour, an admirable intensity of life, the greatest movement, and a rare suppleness of modelling, in short, one of the masterpieces which honours French art.” ...

Featured Artist

 Peder M. Monsted (Danish 1859-1941),  Picking Flowers,  oil on canvas, size: 19 ¾ x 27 ½ in (with frame 30 ¼ x 38 ¼ in)

Peder M. Monsted (Danish 1859-1941), Picking Flowers, oil on canvas, size: 19 ¾ x 27 ½ in (with frame 30 ¼ x 38 ¼ in)

Peder Monsted was born in Balle Molle, near Grenaa, Denmark, in December 1859. He died at Fredensborg in June 1941. His urn rests at Garnisons Kirkegard, an old cemetery in Copenhagen where many prominent Danish people are buried. He was the son of Otto Christian Monsted who was a shipbuilder, photographer and collector for the National lottery, and Thora Johanne Petrea Jorgensen. He married Elna Mathilde Marie Sommer in Frederiksberg in 1889. Monsted’s art teacher...


UBC LIBRARY'S RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

The donation of the Uno Langmann Family Collection of British Columbia Photographs to the University of British Columbia Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections consists of more than 7,900 images from 77 albums. This collection includes extensive coverage of B.C. from the 1850s to the 1950s and includes photographs in a wide variety of formats and genres including albums, diaries, portraits, landscapes and city/townscapes. 

Images from the collection are being digitized on an ongoing basis. Library users will be able to request items from the physical collection through UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections. 
 


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