Charles Cumberworth, a French sculptor and student of Jean-Jacques Pradier at the École des beaux-arts de Paris (1829), exhibited from 1833 to 1848 at the Paris Salons. He most often exhibited busts of women, children and allegorical statues, displaying classic craftmanship, as well as bronze objects, vases, clocks and candelabra. His most famous sculptures are “L’Amour de soi” (musée des Beaux-Arts de La Rochelle), “Lesbie et son moineau” (Paris, Louvre Museum) and “Paul et Virginie” (1851).
He is particularly well-known for the statue of Queen Marie-Amélie and the Duke of Montpensier, circa 1840. Like many artists, Cumberworth signed, in 1837, a production contract for his models with Susses Frères.
These publisher-founders of small bronzes were among the best known and most prolific of their time.