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Albéric Froissart

European Sculpture Expert since 1999

About Albéric Froissart

         After studying Art History at the École du Louvre and at Paris IV Sorbonne University, Albéric Froissart oriented himself towards a specialization in European sculpture. Under Antoine Schnapper’s supervision, he put together a catalogue of the French sculptures from the collection of the Museum Jacquemart-André, for his end of studies dissertation in 1985.

         He then spent ten years at the Wildenstein Institute from 1989 to 1999, where he was responsible, among other things, for drafting Joseph Chinard’s catalogue raisonné.

         Following this experience, he integrated the staff of auctioneer François de Ricqlès for three years during which he started his activity as a sculptures expert. He subsequently collaborated with André Lemaire. Together they shared their discoveries through three major exhibitions, the most important of which was held in October-November 2005 about: “A newly discovered masterpiece by Francesco Righetti, Apollo’s chariot”. The artwork was bought by the Louvre.

         In parallel to that, he became an expert and consultant in European sculpture for French auction houses as well as Christie’s and Sotheby’s. He was an expert at the exceptional sale of the Edmond Courty collection of 120 masterpieces of French sculpture, from the 17th to the early 19th century, totalling 13 world records. 

         Since 2016, Albéric Froissart has also been a member of the vetting committee for sculpture at the Paris Fine Arts Fair. He continues to pursue his interest in sculpture and has expanded his area of expertise, driven by his curiosity and love of discovery. 

Apollo’s chariot – Francesco Righetti © Musée du Louvre

The collection