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Georges Gardet
FRENCH
ELEPHANT PROTECTING ITS YOUNG FROM A LION ATTACK
Estimation
6 0008 000
Lot. Vendu 13,750 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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208
Georges Gardet
FRENCH
ELEPHANT PROTECTING ITS YOUNG FROM A LION ATTACK
Estimation
6 0008 000
Lot. Vendu 13,750 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver and Works of Art

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Georges Gardet
1863-1939
FRENCH
ELEPHANT PROTECTING ITS YOUNG FROM A LION ATTACK
signed G. GARDET and with the Siot-Decauville foundry mark and numbered 607I to the base.

bronze, dark brown patina, rosso levanto marble base.


height of bronze 14 in.; height overall 16 in.
35.6 cm; 40.6 cm
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Description

Georges Gardet is the most talented and interesting animalier sculptor of his generation after Barye. Althought his models are inspired by his master Frémiet and Barye, he took an original approach to the genre, breaking new ground with a bold use of different materials, like the use of colored marbles, crystal and onyx (See: Sotheby's London June 28, 2008 lot 48). His subjects tend toward romantic depictions of wild animals as well as  large game animals in powerful forms as in the present group. Gardet trained, like Carpeaux, at the École des Arts Décoratifs rather than at the École des Beaux-Arts.

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver and Works of Art

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New York