19th Century French Spelter Sculpture Titled “Honor-Patria” Signed E. Picault
Decorate a gentleman’s study or l’office with this antique figure. Sculpted in France, circa 1880, the spelter statue stands on a red marble base, and depicts a Roman soldier holding a sword. The statue titled “Honor-Patria” is signed on the front by French artist E. Picault. Picault does a great job capturing the noble virility and strength of the soldier. The sculpture is in excellent condition and adorns a beautiful patinated bronze finish with some gilt accents. Emile Louis Picault (1833-1915) was a pupil of the painter Henri Royer. Between 1863 and 1914 he exhibited at the salon in Paris. His bronze sculptures earned him major success. His oeuvre is characterized by allegorical or patriotic themes and figures of warriors and mythological heroes. In addition, he has also created busts of historical or literary figures, such as Joan of Arc, Voltaire or even Macbeth. Picault is considered one of the most prolific French sculptors of his time. Measures: 11″ W x 8″ D x 24″ H.
|Dimensions||8" W x 11" D x 24" H|
Late 19th Century