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19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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Georges-Lucien Guyot
1885-1973
FRENCH
LIONNE AUX AGUETS (LIONESS ON THE LOOKOUT)
signed: G. Guyot, inscribed: Susse Fs EDrs Paris, inscribed: cire perdue, stamped with the SUSSE FRERES EDITEURS PARIS pastille and numbered: 0
bronze, dark brown patina
29 by 56cm., 11 3/8  by 22in. 
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Provenance

With Univers du Bronze, 2015;
where acquired by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Georges-Lucien Guyot is considered as one of the great animal sculptors of the early 20th century. He freed himself from François Pompon's influence and created his own personal work. In the 1930s, Pompon's success attracted numerous young followers, who indulged in copying his style. Yet Pompon admired Guyot's independence: 'I am interested in only one artist, Guyot. Because at least, he doesn't do Pompon.' This praise was consistent with critics' opinion, unanimous during Guyot's career. The present model exemplifies the sculptor's both naturalistic and elegantly stylised mode of animalier sculpture.

RELATED LITERATURE
Georges-Lucien Guyot, 1885-1973: Dessin et Sculptures, exh. cat. Galerie Pierre M. Dumonteil, Paris, 1990, fig. 17

19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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