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BRONZE "PAYSANNE AU PANIER" by Ernest Charles GUILBERT (1848-1920) Large patinated subject resting on a circular base, signed on the terrace "E. Guilbert". Ancient cast iron. H : 87 cm He studied at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts; he was a pupil of Henri Chapu (1833-1891), a sculptor and engraver-medal maker. Ernest Guilbert is notably the author of numerous bronze sculptures and works visible in the public space. Edmonde Charles-Roux wrote about him: "A champion of all categories in the race for honours: Ernest Démosthène Guilbert, an artist burdened with commissions and awards... Guilbert had sown manifestations of his genius in the form of steles, bas-reliefs, busts and medallions to the glory of Thiers in various squares throughout France. He had also created, always to the glory of Thiers, bronzes of art, intended for the offices of ministers. Thiers was used as mantelpiece decoration: he had become the subject of a pendulum. Everywhere Guilbert had done his best, even if, as Léon Bloy said, "Doing your best is a step backwards". »

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France - 60310 - roye-sur-matz
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