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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 378

    A pair of bronze figures of a Caucasian Man and Woman

    CAST BY SUSSE FRÈRES FROM THE MODEL BY N. JACQUES

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    A pair of bronze figures of a Caucasian Man and Woman
    Cast by Susse Frères from the model by N. Jacques
    On circular bases, realistically modelled, the man in cape and hat and armed with sword, dagger and rifle, the woman in national costume, signed 'N. Jacques' and stamped with Susse Frères foundry mark on bases
    The man 20¼ in. (52 cm.) high, the woman 19¼ in. (49.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Théodore Joseph Napoléon Jacques studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Pierre Cartellier and Jean-Pierre Cortot. In 1836, he moved to Russia and eventually authored several important sculptures during his stay, including the colossal bronze allegory of the River Neva in St. Petersburg and a monument to Peter the Great in Kronstadt. After living in Russia for 25 years, Jacques returned to Paris and continued to be very active, exhibiting at the Salon and receiving critical acclaim. It is likely that the present lot was cast by the Susse Frères foundry during this period; the influence of his many years spent in Russia is still evident.

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