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Baron Henri Joseph Francois de Triqueti
French, 1804–1874
FRENCH
THOMAS MORE, AFTER HOLBEIN 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,760 GBP
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112
Baron Henri Joseph Francois de Triqueti
French, 1804–1874
FRENCH
THOMAS MORE, AFTER HOLBEIN 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,760 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Baron Henri Joseph Francois de Triqueti
French, 1804–1874
1804–1874
FRENCH
THOMAS MORE, AFTER HOLBEIN 
signed and dated: H. De. Triqueti 1838
bronze, dark brown-black patina, in original wood frame
relief: 78 by 63cm., 30¾ by 24¾in. frame: 82.5 by 98.5cm., 32½ by 38¾in.
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Provenance

Paris Salon, 1839, no.2270: Thomas Morus. (sic) Bas-relief en bronze, fondu par MM. Richard, Eck et Durand. Ce bas-relief a été vendu en vente publique en Angleterre. 
Mr. Vulliamy;

Catalogue Note

The original plaster model for this bronze relief, which is probably a unique cast, is in the Musée Girodet in Montargis (inv.no.989.141).  The Salon entry reveals it was cast by the firm of Richard, Eck et Durand, one of the leading Parisian foundries of the time. The relief appears to be inspired by the drawing of The Family of Thomas More by Hans Holbein. Triqueti's most famous works are the doors to the Madeleine in Paris which contain eight large bronze reliefs of Old Testament subjects. Triqueti was summoned to England by Queen Victoria in 1864 to work on the Wolsey chapel in Windsor consecrated to the memory of Prince Albert. During his sojourn in England he also found time to carve reliefs in marble for University College, London.

RELATED LITERATURE
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