21 November 2006
CAST BY PINEDO FROM A MODEL BY JEAN DIDIER DEBUT (1824-1893)
Porteur d'eau Tunisien
The upper and lower body cast in two separate loose sections, on a seperately cast naturalistic base inscribed D. Debut, stamped bronze garanti au titre PARIS, stamped with a monogram and with an H, mounted on a plinth with a brass plaque inscribed PORTEUR d'EAU TUNISIEN PAR BEDUT 1er PRIX DE RÔME and inscribed to the back Pinédo bronzier Paris
brown and red-brown patinated bronze
92 cm. high
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Début exhibited at the Salon from 1848 onwards till his death in 1893 and in 1851 won the second prix de Rome in 1851.
A smaller example of the present lot is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Les Bronzes du XIXe Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 266.
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