Jean Jules Salmson (French, 1823-1902): A pair of bronze figures of 'La Porteuse' and 'Le Guerrier Arabe'
Lot 560
Jean Jules Salmson (French, 1823-1902): A pair of bronze figures of 'La Porteuse' and 'Le Guerrier Arabe'
£4,000 - 5,000
US$ 6,300 - 7,900

Lot Details
Jean Jules Salmson (French, 1823-1902): A pair of bronze figures of 'La Porteuse' and 'Le Guerrier Arabe'
the first figure clad in a robe tied robe and long flowing headdress, the second with flowing headdress holding the sash to his waist exposing the handles of a sabre and a pistol, each standing on circular grassy naturalistic bases signed SALMSON, mid brown patination,

Footnotes

  • LITERATURE
    H. Berman, Bronzes Sculptors & Founders, Abage Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1980, Vol. IV, page 951 and page 1035.

    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.

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