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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 473

    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ARAB CHECKING HIS WEAPONS

    AFTER EMILE EDMOND PEYNOT (1850-1932), CIRCA 1885

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    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ARAB CHECKING HIS WEAPONS
    AFTER EMILE EDMOND PEYNOT (1850-1932), CIRCA 1885
    Modelled seated, cleaning his musket, a dish with two knives on his lap, the circular base inscribed 'Peynot' and with a further Arabic inscription to the front
    26½ in. (67 cm.) high


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    Peynot studied under Jouffroy and Robinet and exhibited at the Salon from 1873 onwards, winning the Prix de Rome in 1880, numerous medals between 1883 and 1886, as well as gold medals at the Expositions Universelles of 1889 and 1900. He became a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1891 and an Officier in 1903. He sculpted many monuments and statues all over France.

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