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    antique library bronze of napoleon bonaparte 19th century

    Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Library Bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte 19th Century

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    This is a finely cast brown patinated bronze and ormolu library sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte attributed to Emile Guillemin (1841-1907), late 19th Century in date.

     
    It features Napoleon standing contrapposto in uniform wearing a bicorn hat, epaulettes, chivalrous orders and military decorations, waistcoat, sword and knee-high boots. He stands on a decorative rectangular bronze socle, cast with trailing ormolu borders of anthemions and an applied plaque of an eagle, a symbol of imperial Rome and associated with military victory.
     
    This high-quality bronze is made from the lost wax process, otherwise known as cire perdue.
     

    Condition:
    In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
     
     
    Dimensions in cm:
     
    Height 37 x Width 10 x Depth 10
     
    Dimensions in inches:
     
    Height 1 foot, 3 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 4 inches
     

    Our reference: 09006
    Emile Coriolan Hippolyte Guillemin was a French artist who worked mostly in bronze. His sculptures incorporated themes inspired by the French revolution, Mediterranean mythology, and orientalist aesthetics. His oeuvre is reminiscent of other mid-eighteenth century European bronze sculptors, including Jef Lambeaux, Marcel Kleine, and Auguste Rodin. Born on October 16, 1841 in Paris, France, Guillemin learned much of his trade from his father. He spent his entire career in Paris, frequently exhibiting his work in the local salons. Guillemin died in 1907.
     
    Napoleon Bonaparte(French:15 August 1769– 5 May 1821) was a military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early19thcentury.
     
    Napoleon was born in Corsica to parents of minor noble Italian ancestry and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France. Bonaparte rose to prominence under the French First Republic and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, he staged a coupd'étatand installed himself as First Consul; five years later the French Senate proclaimed him emperor. In the first decade of the19thcentury, the French Empire under Napoleon engaged in a series of conflicts—the Napoleonic Wars—involving every major European power. After a streak of victories, France secured a dominant position in continental Europe, and Napoleon maintained the French sphere of influence through the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states.
     
    The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon's fortunes. His GrandeArméewas badly damaged in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig; the following year the Coalition invaded France, forced Napoleon to abdicate and exiled him to the island of Elba. Less than a year later, he escaped Elba and returned to power, but was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Napoleon spent the last six years of his life in confinement by the British on the island of Saint Helena. An autopsy concluded he died of stomach cancer, thoughStenForshufvudand other scientists have since conjectured he was poisoned with arsenic.
     
    Napoleon's campaigns are studied at military academies throughout much of the world. While considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is also remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe.
     
    Sometimes called by the French name of 'cireperdue'or the Latin, 'ceraperduta' is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist's sculpture.In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quitestandardised.
     

    Lost Wax Method
    sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.
     
    In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.

    Width (cm):
    10
    Height (cm):
    37
    Depth (cm):
    10
    Price: £5,750.00

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