Pierrot or Mime Deburau

Charles Deburau (February 15, 1829 – December 19, 1873) was an important French mime, the son and successor of the legendary Jean-Gaspard Deburau, who was immortalized as Baptiste the Pierrot in Marcel Carné's film Children of Paradise (1945). After his father's death in 1846, Charles kept alive his pantomimic legacy, first in Paris, at the Théâtre des Funambules, and then, beginning in the late 1850s, at theaters in Bordeaux and Marseille.

A (larger) marble version of this statue is part of the collection of the National Museum of the arts of Quebec

  • Title : Pierrot or mime Deburau
  • Material: Silver plated bronze proof
  • Dimensions: H. 41 cm
  • Signature on the base Vermare
  • Foundry: Siot