Alexandre Falguière was born in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) on September 7, 1831 and died in Paris on April 19, 1900. His father, Joseph, was a cabinetmaker and attended the School of Fine Arts and Industrial Sciences in Toulouse, where he studied sculpture with Bernard Griffoul-Dorval (1788-1861). His results decided the municipality to grant him a pension to allow him to complete his training in Paris. Seeking to improve his income in order to enter the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he was first hired by the then very successful firm of sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-87), and then worked with Jean-Louis Chenillion (1810-75). His works are present through many museums and cities in France .
Bronze statue patinated by A. FALGUIERE on cast iron stand Allegory of singing – Young woman holding a couple of birds and a pan flute.