Desktop Inkwell Depicting "the Thinker" By Emile-louis Picault (1833-1915) flag


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"Desktop Inkwell Depicting "the Thinker" By Emile-louis Picault (1833-1915)"
Important bronze inkwell with polychrome patina on a sea green marble plinth. Allegorical bronze titled and signed on the base. The young man sits on a rock with an eagle, and holds a marked book: "It is on the high peaks that the thinker meditates". The young man with his heroic appeal is captivated by a thoughtful expression and seems to face a difficult decision. Old edition cast iron foundry mark BD on the reverse. The container for writing accessories such as the quill is housed in a hollowed-out marble terrace, the cups for the ink are in gilt bronze and chiseled with foliage decorations.

Bibliography : Harold Berman, Bronzes Sculptors and Founders, 1800-1930, Abage Publishers, Chicago 1974
Pierre Kjellberg, 19th century bronzes, Editions de l'Amateur, Paris 1989

Period : 1890
Origin : France, paris
Height : 15 in
Width : 17 in
Depth : 10 in

Emile Louis Picault was born in Paris on August 24th 1833, we know very little about his life. Yet there are a large amount of his works and his bronzes are often found on the market. He begins at the salon of La Société des Artistes in 1863 and attended it until 1914. He was granted a honorable mention in 1883. Allegories, warriors, figures glorifying patriotic virtues, heroes and historical or mythological characters, each part of the wide production of the sculptor. Settled in Paris, it seems the sculptor travelled a lot to North Africa since the mention "Made in Tunis" appears onto several works. However the orientalist representations are wanted and seldom on the art market.
Price: 1400 €
Artist: Emile-louis Picault (1833-1915)
Period: 19th century
Style: Rome and Antic Greece
Condition: Good condition

Width: 43 cm
Height: 38 cm
Depth: 25,5 cm

Reference: 647125
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