PIERRE EUGÈNE EMILE HÉBERT
1828 - 1893
BUST OF SEMIRAMIS
signed: ÉMILE. HÉBERT, and titled: SEMIRAMIS
partially gilt bronze, on a red marble base
69cm., 27⅛in. overall
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.
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The present model in bronze was first shown in the Salon of 1874 and subsequently, in marble, in 1876.
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