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Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier
FRENCH
LE VOYAGEUR (THE TRAVELLER)
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 GBP
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21
Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier
FRENCH
LE VOYAGEUR (THE TRAVELLER)
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier
1815 - 1891
FRENCH
LE VOYAGEUR (THE TRAVELLER)
signed: Meissonier, numbered: 19 and stamped: SIOT DECAUVILLE / PARIS
bronze, dark brown and delicate green patina
48 by 63cm., 18 7/8  by 24¾in. 
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Catalogue Note

This beautifully dynamic cast of a traveller on horseback struggling against the wind in his face, can be brought into direct relation with a painting by Meissonier sold in these rooms as lot 348 on 14 November 2007. This reaffirms the idea that the artist used his sculptures as a means of preparing for his paintings. The serial number and the foundry mark indicate this to be one of the models the Siot-Decauville foundry reproduced after an exhibition had proven Meissonier's sculptural work to be greatly popular.  

RELATED LITERATURE
P. Fusco and H.W. Janson (eds.), The Romantics to Rodin. French nineteenth-century sculpture from North American collections, exh. cat. County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Institute of Arts, Detroit, Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1980, pp. 300-301

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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