"Chevaux de halage" by Emmanuel Frémiet (1824-1910)

Very realistic bronze sculpture with a brown patina representing two hauling horses. Old edition cast from the 19th century, on the oval base, signed and edited by Frémiet sculptor's.

History: Sculpture exhibited at the 1855 Salon

About the artist

Emmanuel Frémiet (Born in Paris, Décember, 6, 1824 - Died in Paris, September, 10, 1910)
If the gilt bronze sculpture of a mounted Joan of Arc settled in the Place des Pyramides could be one sufficient cause for Frémiet's fame, the sculptor has made a lot of other remarkable works. These are all linked to two main themes : animals and celebrities or anonymous people. Son of an engraver, Emmanuel Frémiet, thanks to his mother, is able to join his uncle François Rude workshop. His many talents owe him numerous orders. The public appreciates Frémiet's concern for historical truthfulness, his meticulous precision in the rendering of his wildlife or human characters. The report of the international jury for the 1900 World Fair stated that "M. Frémiet is one of the few artists whose talent goes along with a deep knowledge of the craft." The very same report adds that he himself prepares his models and "takes care of the reductions, monitors the carving and chooses the patinas." Emmanuel Frémiet is the official statuary of the French Third Republic and he manufactures groups representing the interactions between Man and Nature such as "Female Gorilla Carrying a Black Woman" exhibited at the 1859 Salon or "Pan and Bear Cubs" exhibited in 1867. He is also responsible for prehistorical scenes and many equestrian statues. We must not forget his many decorative objects and pieces of furniture such as the "Soap Bubble Making Monkey Luminary" (1889). He became a member of the French Academy of the Beaux-Arts in 1892 and replaces Barye at the parisian Museum of Natural History as the wildlife drawing teacher.

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Height : 9.44 in
Lenght : 11.81 in
Depth : 8.26 in

Time 1860 -1870
Origin France, Paris
Materials Bronze
Reference Chevaux-halage-Frémiet263
"Chevaux de halage" by Emmanuel Frémiet (1824-1910)

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