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19th century French Bronze Sculpture Emile Louis Picault  Les Mysterieuses Profondeurs Elle Apporte A L'Homme L'Etincelle
 
19th century French Bronze Sculpture Emile Louis Picault  Les Mysterieuses Profondeurs Elle Apporte A L'Homme L'Etincelle

 
Exceptional 19th Century French casting of Emile Picault's Bronze Sculpture entitled, "Les Mysterieuses Profondeurs Elle Apporte A L'Homme L'Etincelle - Divine-". Measuring 37.5 inches in height, and retaining its beautiful original bronze patina, it is incised with both the artist's name, E. Picault and the Founder, JOLLET CIE, Paris. A towering yet graceful and elegant piece, Les Mysterieuses Profondeurs Elle Apporte A L'Homme L'Etincelle- Divine- captures the beautiful goddess of youth, Hebe, in mid-flight while perched upon Jupiter, who is represented in one of his many mortal forms, as an eagle.
19th century French Bronze Sculpture Emile Louis Picault  Les Mysterieuses Profondeurs Elle Apporte A L'Homme L'Etincelle

19th century French Bronze Sculpture Emile Louis Picault  Les Mysterieuses Profondeurs Elle Apporte A L'Homme L'Etincelle

19th century French Bronze Sculpture Emile Louis Picault  Les Mysterieuses Profondeurs Elle Apporte A L'Homme L'Etincelle
19th century French Bronze Sculpture Emile Louis Picault  Les Mysterieuses Profondeurs Elle Apporte A L'Homme L'Etincelle
19th century French Bronze Sculpture Emile Louis Picault  Les Mysterieuses Profondeurs Elle Apporte A L'Homme L'Etincelle

Emile Louis Picault (1833-1915) studied at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a student of the Dutch sculptor Louis Royer. A prolific and esteemed artist, who was often inspired by mythology, Picault exhibited at the prestigious Salons of Paris from 1863-1909. His sculptures are part of permanent collections in museums worldwide.

This piece was featured in Maine Antique Digest, with special mention of Thursday's Antiques.

 


AN ANTIQUE CASTING OF THIS BRONZE SCULPTURE
IS AVAILABLE, TO US, FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.
It is also 37.5" tall and was cast by E. Colin & CIE Paris
(another superb founder who cast pieces by France's finest sculptors).

     


 
19th century French Bronze Sculpture Figural Group Etienne Henry Dumaige
 

ETIENNE HENRI DUMAIGE, FRENCH 1830-1888

19th CENTURY BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP

19th century French Bronze Sculpture Figural Group Etienne Henry Dumaige
19th century French Bronze Sculpture Figural Group Etienne Henry Dumaige
 

An exhibitor at the famous Paris Salon (from 1863- 1886), Dumaige was considered amongst the upper tier of French sculptors for his period. This exquisite sculpture measures 15” in height and is set upon a rouge marble base. Signed H. Dumaige.


"Yes, everything that has truly been seen must become a poem!"
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)


     

 
19th century French Bronze Sculpture Auguste Moreau La Vague 19th century French Bronze Sculpture Auguste Moreau La Vague
FROM THE RENOWNED AUGUSTE
MOREAU, FRENCH 1834- 1917,

“LA VAGUE”.

This beautiful 19th century/turn of the century patinated bronze figure measures 29 inches in height and is set upon a rouge marble plinth. Auguste Moreau (from the famous Moreau family of artists) was born in Dijon, France. He made his debut at the Salon des Artist Francaise in 1861, where he continued to exhibit until 1913. In 1861 Moreau won first price competition at the Salon and later received the honor of serving as a society member. “La Vague”, translates as, "The Waves", and is signed "Auguste Moreau".
19th century French Bronze Sculpture Auguste Moreau La Vague
19th century French Bronze Sculpture Auguste Moreau La Vague
 
     

 

ETIENNE HENRY DUMAIGE (1830-1888), 19th CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE, NEOCLASSICAL FEMALE.

 

 

This finely cast bronze, measuring 21 inches tall and signed "Dumaige", has all the signature traits of a Dumaige sculpture; a wonderful sense of weight, fluidity and movement. With a pen in one hand and a sheet of paper in the other, it is possible she represents the Greek goddess Calliope; the muse of eloquence and epic poetry, who is said to have inspired Homer to write the Iliad, and the Odyssey. Dumaige was an exhibitor at the famous Salon des Artistes Francaises from 1863-1886. He was considered amongst the upper tier of French sculptors for his period.

Etienne Henry Dumaige 19th century French Sculpture Neoclassical Female Etienne Henry Dumaige 19th century French Sculpture Neoclassical Female
Etienne Henry Dumaige 19th century French Sculpture Neoclassical Female
Etienne Henry Dumaige 19th century French Sculpture Neoclassical Female
         

 

 
Pair of 19th century Bronze Classical Figures French Attributed
A FINELY CAST PAIR OF 19th CENTURY BRONZE CLASSICAL FIGURES - FRENCH ATTRIBUTED.

Measuring 14.5" in height, these classical ladies lean against Corinthian columns while holding the objects that define their purpose...one holds a lute while the other an urn overspilling with grapes. Wearing layers of weighted fabrics that reveal glimpses of their curvacious femininity and a demure downward focus, they emanate quiet gentleness and inner strength. While these bronzes are unsigned and do not have foundry marks, they have the quality, weight and patina of the finest quality bronzes that were cast in 19th Century France.

 

Pair of 19th century Bronze Classical Figures French Attributed
Pair of 19th century Bronze Classical Figures French Attributed
Pair of 19th century Bronze Classical Figures French Attributed
     
 



FROM PARIS

EUGENE MARIOTON
1857 - 1933
19th CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE BUST

An exquisite, circa 1890, French bronze bust with brown patina measuring 13.5 inches in height. A direct import from Paris, this piece is signed "Eugene Marioton" with foundry marks, Emile Colin & Cie Cachet de fondeur.

This beautiful bust depicts Artemis, the Greek Goddess of Light and Protector of the Vulnerable. Artemis was often associated with the Roman Goddess Diana. Diana later became a moon goddess and both are often presented wearing a crescent moon as a headress. (The image above best depicts the rich, chocolate, brown patina).



This piece was featured at the Bucks County Designer House and Gardens,
Showhouse of 2009
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EMMANUEL VILLANIS (1858-1914)

TURN OF THE CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE BUST
DIANE

   
 

 

This stunning, signed, bronze bust by one of France's most prolific turn-of-the-century French sculptors measures 23.5 inches in height and maintains its original and marvelous dark green patina.   Villanis created several versions of Diane, but this one is our favorite, as she is both sensual and empowering. Diane, was initially known as the protector to wildlife, and later as Luna, the moon goddess. Diane elegantly wears a crescent moon as a headdress.

   
Emmanuel Villanis was born in Lille, France to Italian parents. He was honored with numerous exhibits at the Paris Salons (1886 -1914), and received honorable mention at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889. Considered to be one of the most prolific sculptors of the late Victorian, early Art Nouveau periods, his subjects are almost exclusively females. With their characteristic deep set eyes and near perfect facial features, a Villanis bronze is often identified by the embossed title of the piece which is cast upon its base.
         

This piece was FEATURED at THE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE OF NEW JERSEY, 2008

 
       
 

 


JEAN ALEXANDRE JOSEPH FALGUIERE
Important French Sculptor (1831-1900)
19th CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE BUST OF DIANE
MUSEUM EXHIBITED

 

Fine and petite 19th century French Bronze bust of Diane, by the important French sculptor Jean Alexandre Jospeh Falguiere. This exquisite bust exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art, November 20 - December 22nd, 1974. It measures 6.5" tall and has the markings of both the artist's and founder's names; signed A. Falguiere and Thibaut Freres.


JEAN ALEXANDRE JOSEPH FALGUIERE
was born in Toulouse in 1831. While a student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Toulouse, he was awarded the city's most important prize, a grant to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. There he received their most coveted award, the Prix de Rome. As a student he worked for the important French sculptor Albert-Ernst Carrire-Belleuse (Rodin's teacher) and was influenced by his fellow student, the renowned French sculptor, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. In 1868 he was awarded the medal of honour at the Salon and in 1878 he was appointed officer of the Legion of Honour. Falguiere was both a painter and a sculptor, however it was his sculptures, which are bursting with life, that he is best known for. His works are revered by collectors and scholars and are housed in the most important fine art museums and private collections in the world. We are delighted to have procured this exquisite bronze by this great artist.
 

 

 

PETITE TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY, PATINATED BRONZE, BUST
of a YOUNG WOMAN WITH GILDED FLOWERS IN HER HAIR
AFTER CLODION
10.25" tall

 
 

 

 

 



 

 

EMMANUEL VILLANIS (1858-1914)

WALKYRIE
TURN OF THE CENTURY BRONZE BUST - BLACK PATINA
SIGNED E. VILLANIS, FROM FRANCE

Measures 52.5" in height

 

 

       
 



 

       
 

FINE LATE 1800'S NAPOLEON III BRONZE, MARBLE AND ORMOLU MANTLE CLOCK
17 inches tall by 22 inches wide by 8. 7/8 inches deep

An exquisite French bronze and marble, Napoleon III, mantle clock, with an exceptional bronze casting of two children playing with a bird's nest, adorned with a finely cast ormolu bow-knot which issues forth ormolu garlands and flowers. The base is further inset with bronze plaques of frolicking putti, some with musical instruments. The face is signed "S. Devaulx Palais Royal 124."

 

     
 
   

 

This piece was featured at the
Stately Homes by the Sea, Sheep's Run,
Designer Showhouse of Rumson, NJ 2009



 
19th century French Bronze figure Woman with a mirror Eutrope Bouret Founder Alph Giroux Paris
19th CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE MOUNTED AS A LAMP. EUTROPE BOURET, 1833- 1906. WOMAN WITH A MIRROR
This beautifully detailed, finest quality bronze sculpture measures 19” tall and is set upon a rouge marble plinth. Marked Alph Giroux Paris and signed Bouret. Eutrope Bouret was an accomplished sculptor who also exhibited at the famous Salon des Artistes Francaises. Only the finest pieces were created at the esteemed workshop of Alphonse Giroux & Compagnie. Giroux opened its doors in 1799 and in the mid 1800's enjoyed the patronage of Napoleon III and Eugénie.
19th century French Bronze figure Woman with a mirror Eutrope Bouret Founder Alph Giroux Paris 19th century French Bronze figure Woman with a mirror Eutrope Bouret Founder Alph Giroux Paris
19th century French Bronze figure Woman with a mirror Eutrope Bouret Founder Alph Giroux Paris
 


 
French antique bronze bust Fernand Cian founder Goldscheider
TURN OF THE CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE BUST, FERNAND CIAN, BORN 1886. Cian received honorable mention at the Paris Salon in 1921. This subtle beauty of a bust, ' Woman wearing a ribbon tied bonnet and decollete dress ', measures 13 1/2" high, and rests upon a 2" marble base. Verso is signed Fernand Cian, Paris, along with the signature of founder, Goldscheider. There is surface wear to the bronze, this however does not detract from her beauty...she is lovely!
French antique bronze bust Fernand Cian founder Goldscheider



 
19th century French bronze Dalliance Arthur Waagen
19th century French bronze Dalliance Arthur Waagen
ARTHUR WAAGEN, 1869 - 1910 19th CENTURY BRONZE, "DALLIANCE".

Waagen, born in Prussia, was an important artist on the 19th Century French art scene. With exhibits at the prestigious Paris Salons of 1869, 1870 and 1887, his bronze sculptures are realizing top dollar at Christie's, London and Sotheby's New York. An Arthur Waagen bronze is on exhibit at the Sheffield Museum in England. This beautifully detailed sculpture depicting a woman and dog carrying a basket overflowing with flowers measures 16 inches in height and is set on a bronze base measuring 6 inches in width. It is signed, Waagen.
 
19th century French bronze Dalliance Arthur Waagen
19th century French bronze Dalliance Arthur Waagen
19th century French bronze Dalliance Arthur Waagen
 
   

"Dalliance" is featured on page 393 of Harold Berman's, "Bronzes, Sculptors, and Founders 1800-1930" and according to Berman was created circa1860. There are two minor losses to this piece. There is a single rose missing, that the figure held in her right hand, this we would not have known of had we not seen the photo in the Berman text, and there is slight discoloration to a small piece of the dogs collar. The details of this piece are so exceptional that we felt in spite of this it would be a wonderful addition to our selection of Fine 19th century French bronze.


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