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François Pompon Le Grand-Duc , 1980

$33,501

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Galerie du Mont Blanc

Megève, France

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About the work
  • Medium

    Sculpture : bronze

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    55 x 21.5 x 16.5 cm

  • Display

    The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Sculpture in the round, black patina, representing an eagle owl with its head turned to the side.
    The sculpture rests on a cubic-shaped plinth.
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Origin: France
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François Pompon

France Born in: 1855 Masterpieces
Son of a cabinetmaker, François Pompon entered the school of fine arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts) of Dijon after having earned his living in Saulieu as a stone and wood worker. He studied architecture and sculpture and acquired basic knowledge in engraving.

In 1874, he left for Paris and, thanks to contacts with contractors transforming Paris during the Second Empire, was able to produce decorative figures and caryatids for the façade of City Hall. For the next fifteen years, he worked as Rodin's assistant.
It was only at the age of 67, with the 1922 Salon, that he attained success with the "White Bear".
Especially known as a sculptor of animals, he exalted lyricism in light by polished surfaces with an economy of detail.
After having been placed at the "Jardins des Plantes", the three hundred pieces bequeathed by F. Pompon were transferred to Dijon, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts.
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