“Le Couvre-Feu”, Eugène Marioton
Bronze with brown-green sheen of “Le Couvre-feu” (the curfew). A medieval man is walking with a torch and a bell, announcing the curfew. Very good condition.
Size: H 78cm
French School of the late 19th century.
Litt. 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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