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By Salmson, Jean Jules (French, 1823-1902)
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The models depict 'La Porteuse' (the water carrier) and 'Le Guerrier Arabe' (the Arab warrior). The female figure is shown clad in a robe tied with rope and a long flowing headdress, while the male figure is also shown with a flowing headdress, and is depicted holding his sash to his waist and exposing the handles of a sabre and a pistol. Each sculpture is standing on circular grassy naturalistic bases signed 'SALMSON'. The female figure was modelled in 1880 and the male figure in 1875.
H. Berman, Bronzes Sculptors & Founders, Abage Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1980, Vol. IV, pages 951 and 1035
P. Kjellberg, Les Bronzes du XIXe Siecle, Les Editions de L'Amateur, Paris, pages 609 and 610
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