Antique Bronze Statue of LION by Paul Édouard Delabrierre (1829 - 1912)
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"Lion" Bronze with green patina. Work of French sculptor Paul Édouard Delabrierre. Born in Paris.
An important member of the animalier school, he exhibited at the Salon* from 1848-1882. Most of his works were comparatively small models often incorporating figures. His works varies in quality and style with some models directly influenced by Barye cast in an inferior style. His more popular realistic subject are invariably better finished and place him in the top league of his school. The facade of the Louvre incorporates one of his largest groups L'Equitation, made in 1857.. A list of his 70 works presented at the Salon can be found in the Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs by S. Lami.
Stature signed: E.Delabrierre
(The Salon (French: Salon), or rarely Paris Salon (French: Salon de Paris), beginning in 1725 was the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Between 1748 and 1890 it was the greatest annual or biannual art event in the Western world. From 1881 onward, it has been organized by the Société des Artistes Français.)
Animals in bronze by Christopher Payne
Bronzes of the 19th century – dictionary of sculptors by pierre kjellberg
• The statue measures approx.
12.6 inches (32 cm) tall
18.5 inches (47 cm) width
Weight 23 lbs (10.4 kg)
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