Pair of Orientalist patinated bronze figures by J. Salmson

By Salmson, Jean Jules (French, 1823-1902)

£18,000

These two antique bronze figures epitomise Salmson's naturalistic, Orientalist style; the pair are considered to be the artist's best known models.

 

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Description

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.

Literature-+

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

Details

Artist / Maker
By Salmson, Jean Jules (French, 1823-1902)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Arms / Armour, Figurative Art, Orientalist
Material
Patinated Bronze
Colour
Black

Dimensions

Height
55.5 cm / 21.7 inches
Width
18 cm / 7.1 inches
Depth
20 cm / 7.9 inches

Reference:
013994

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