This is a stunning life size bronze bust of the impressive aviator Jean Mermoz signed by Gibert to the left shoulder. Lucien Gibert is registered in many books (i.e. Benezit). Lucien Gibert (1904-1988) was a Parisian sculptor. Trained in the workshop of Jean Boucher at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, it then follows the influence of Despiau, while still strongly influenced by the work and personality of Maillol. Exhibitors since 1923 at the Salon des Independants, it is a gold medal at the Exposition Internationale de Paris in 1937. He pursued a distinguished career related to the implementation of orders for buildings or memorials, it has also created numerous medals for the Paris Mint. His work shows a strong classical impregnation, showing his sculptures, particularly the bust of Jean Mermoz, a taste for art severe, monumental in its forms in the powerful curves, modelled in expressive and generous. Gibert has indeed given Jean Mermoz type of a Roman soldier or an emperor, his face hard and haughty semblance completely geared toward a thought or a heroic activity. The bust shows the richness of current stylistic said the "return to order" .
For those who require further information of the impressive subject; Jean Mermoz was a Legendary French Aviator born in 1901, after acclaiming praise for aviation in World War I, and being the first aviator to create a first flight from France to South America (namely Argentina). Sadly, his demise was unfortunately in a plane accident in 1936, whereby his infamous last words before boarding were ‘let’s not waste anymore time’. To this day Jean Mermoz is viewed as a hero by many in both in native France and Argentina where many schools bear his name out of pride and respect.
Please bear in mind the bust of Jean Mermoz by Gibert is an imposing bronze; he has very strong features and expression with typical roman flowing locks of hair. The bronze has a wonderful patina and rests on its original marble base; it is an iconic image of man and sure to be a talking point. As one client stated, once seen not forgotten, the perfect man, looks good and remains silent! The bust is in good condition, usual wear to the base, please refer to the pictures to appreciate how unique this bronze bust of Jean Mermoz actually is. A full condition report is available on request.
Dimensions; Height 24 inches; Width 17 inches; Depth 11 inches.
Dimensions of stand; Height 9 inches; Depth 9 inches; Width 7 inches.
H B Antiques
Trading at Unit 1,The Antiques Warehouse,The Vinery,
Poling,Near Arundel,West Sussex. BN18 9PY.
[Situated 9 miles from Worthing on the A27
towards Arundel ,1 mile past Hammerpot].
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- Width (cm):
- 17 INCHES
- Height (cm):
- 24 INCHES
- Depth (cm):
- 11 INCHES