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Emmanuel Frémiet
FRENCH
JEANNE D'ARC
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
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48
Emmanuel Frémiet
FRENCH
JEANNE D'ARC
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Furniture and Decorative Arts

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Emmanuel Frémiet
1824 - 1910
FRENCH
JEANNE D'ARC
signed E. FREMIET and inscribed F. BARBEDIENNE
bronze, dark brown patina
height 29 in.
73.5 cm
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Literature

Catherine Chevillot, Emmanuel Fremiet, 1824-1910: la Main et le Multiple, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, November 5, 1988-January 26, 1989; Musée de Grenoble, February 23-April 30, 1989, p. 127

Catalogue Note

Emmanuel Fremiet trained at the Ecole Gratuité de Dessin in the early 1840s and apprenticed in the studio of François Rude, his uncle.  He also worked in the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle on a publication on comparative anatomy.  He was eventually recognized as France's foremost animalier when he was named professor of zoological drawing at the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris in 1875, succeeding Antoine-Louis Barye.

The present model is one of best known portrayals of Joan of Arc, now found in the Place des Pyramides.  First cast in 1874 and modified several times up until 1889, it quickly became a symbol of national pride following the Franco-Prussian war.  The original plaster model is in the permanent collection of the Musée d'Orsay.

19th Century Furniture and Decorative Arts

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