“Devoir civique”, Marioton Eugène
Allegorical bronze “Devoir civique” (civic duty). Gold sheen. An athletic young warrior is spreading his left arm up while holding a sword in the other hand. Tools at his feet . Very good condition. Named and signed on the terrace.
Size: H 62 cm – base 18cm x 18cm
French School of the late 19th century.
Lit. Eugène Marioton, Claudius’s brother, began his career as a sculptor and engraver of medals to finally move to allegorical, antique and romantic subjects and portraits. He enjoys a great reputation throughout his career and exhibits, especially bronzes, at the Salon from 1882. He works, among others, with the founders Jollet, Colin and Siot-Decauville. His masterpiece is the bronze “Zephyr” (H 2m35) located square Pasteur in Paris. Other works in the museums of Orsay, Rouen, Roubaix, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Toronto (CAN).
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