Large bronze sculpture "Prise de Corsaire" by Emmanuel VILLANIS (1858-1914), French school

Beautiful and large bronze with polychrome patina resting on a naturalistic rectangular base. Old cast iron signed on the base "E. Villanis" and entitled "Prise de corsaire", bearing the stamp "Société des bronzes de Paris" numbered "4025" This beautiful sculpture by Emmanuel Villanis, very marked by the Art Nouveau spirit, is represented by a young and sensual Oriental prisoner known as a privateer, with a gentle air, slightly absent and dreamy.

Bibliography : Pierre Kjelberg, les bronzes du XIXe siècle, les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris 1989, page 641 to 644

About the artist

According to Pascal Launay's and Florian Haberey's researches, it is established that Emmanuel VILLANIS was born on december 12, 1858, at 11 rue des Os-Rongés in the city of Lille. He is the son of Félis Louis Villanis, teacher lithographer, and his wife Anne Lavioja. The Villanis family left Lille and went back to Italy after Victor Emmanuel II's prclamation of the Realm of Italy. Vincenzo Vicario's publication and Alfonso Panzetta's dictionnary teach us that Villanis started his artistic career in Italy with Odoardo Tabacchi as his master. According to Vincenzo Viccario, he exhibited a bust called "Alda" at the Milan Exhibition of 1881, Silla's portrait in Roma in 1883, a statuette named Nanà and a project of funeral monument in Torino in 1884. He exhibited two plaster heads called Fischio and Studio dal Vero at the Academy exhibition of Milano, alongside with a plaster bust called Epos. Villanis exhibited at the Salon of the French Artists from 1886 on and definitely settled in Paris, 13 rue André-del-Sartré. At the 1889 World Fair, he was awarded an honorable mention for a plaster statue named "La Sourcière". Another honorable mention in 1892 at the Salon where he exhibited two plaster sculptures : Mlle Bob Walter and Madeleine au Passage du Christ.

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Dimensions

Height : 34.25 in
Width : 11.81 in
Depth : 9.84 in

Time 1890
Origin France, Paris
Materials Bronze
Reference Prise-Corsaire-Villanis360
Large bronze sculpture "Prise de Corsaire" by Emmanuel VILLANIS (1858-1914), French school

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  • Large bronze sculpture "Prise de Corsaire" by Emmanuel VILLANIS (1858-1914), French school
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