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19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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Joseph Maria Thomas (Jef) Lambeaux
1852-1908
BELGIAN
ARCHER
signed: Jef Lambeaux and inscribed: H.LUPPENS.&Cie Editeurs.
bronze, green-brown patina
128 by 78cm., 50 3/8  by 30 3/4 in.  
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Catalogue Note

This impressive bronze of an archer in a powerful pose shows striking attention to detail and naturalism. Indeed, Jef Lambeaux was prone to call himself a 'Realist', distancing himself from the Symbolism that was in vogue during his career. Rather, he prided himself in the true observation and representation of his models (Thomas, op. cit.).

Having studied at the Antwerp Academie, Lambeaux first exhibited at the Salon in Brussels in 1875. His most important work was the Brabo Fountain, erected on the Grote Markt in Antwerp. Lambeaux is particularly known for his groups of muscular wrestlers and boxers in various poses. 

RELATED LITERATURE
E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, Gründ, 1999, vol. 8, p. 195-6; B. Thomas. 'Lambeaux, Jef.' Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, accessed June 1, 2017, http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T048878.

19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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London