PIERRE EUGÈNE EMILE HÉBERT | BUST OF SEMIRAMIS
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PIERRE EUGÈNE EMILE HÉBERT | BUST OF SEMIRAMIS

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

PIERRE EUGÈNE EMILE HÉBERT | BUST OF SEMIRAMIS

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Sold:8,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

PIERRE EUGÈNE EMILE HÉBERT

French

1828 - 1893

BUST OF SEMIRAMIS


signed: ÉMILE. HÉBERT, and titled: SEMIRAMIS

partially gilt bronze, on a red marble base

69cm., 27⅛in. overall

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some slight surface scratching in areas, including around the neck.

The red marble base is in very good condition with some minor general wear.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE

SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The present model in bronze was first shown in the Salon of 1874 and subsequently, in marble, in 1876.


RELATED LITERATURE

S. Lami, Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs de l’École française au dix-neuvième siècle, Paris, 1916, vol.3, p.143 ; A. Bluhm, The Colour of sculpture 1840-1910, London, 1996, p.194, no.64

19th and 20th Century Sculpture
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