Auction 242
By Bertolami Fine Art
Dec 14, 2022
Bertolami Fine Arts srl Piazza Lovatelli, 1 00186 Roma Italia, Italy
30 Novembre 2022 ore 15:30 CET
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LOT 29:

EMILE THOMAS (Paris, 1817 - Neuilly sur Seine, 1882)

Pius IX

Bronze, natural coating. ...

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EMILE THOMAS (Paris, 1817 - Neuilly sur Seine, 1882)

Pius IX

Bronze, natural coating. 34,5 x 21 x 15 cm

French sculptor, James Pradier’s apprentice, Emile Thomas was operative in Rome towards the end of the XIX century, where he produced a few small bronze castings depicting historical characters.

The bronze statuette herein is celebrative in taste and shows Pope Pius XIX right when he rose to the pontifical throne, in 1846.

A small table monument, the item shows the pope seated next to a kneeler: a depiction which is classic in taste, but with a few notes of realism.

Emile Thomas was a sculptor of monumental pieces situated in various French churches. He also produced a series of bronze statuettes for libraries depicting historical, memorial or religious themes, such as in our case.

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