Jean Jules Salmson, French (1823-1902) A pair of cold painted bronze figures La Porteuse and Le Guerrier Arabe
Lot 379
Jean Jules Salmson, French (1823-1902) A pair of cold painted bronze figures La Porteuse and Le Guerrier Arabe
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 6,893) inc. premium

Lot Details
Jean Jules Salmson, French (1823-1902) A pair of cold painted bronze figures La Porteuse and Le Guerrier Arabe
the female figure holding an urn, the male figure with a rifle, both on circular naturalistic bases, signed SALMSON, on black marble bases, 39.5cm high and 40.5cm high excluding marble bases, (2)

Footnotes

  • Salmson exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1859, and worked on various monuments in Paris including those at L'Opera, les Tuileries, and le tribunal de Commerce. As well as being known for his Orientalist subject matter he is known for his statues of great historical figures such as Shakespeare, Rubens, Hamlet and Byron. The present pair are perhaps his best known models and are illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Les Bronzes du XIXe Siecle, Les Editions de L'Amateur, Paris, pages 609 and 610. According to Berman, Salmson modelled the female figure in 1880 and the male in 1875.
    Both models are also illustrated in H. Berman, Bronzes Sculptors & Founders, Abage Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1980, Vol. IV, page 951 and page 1035.
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