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Pierre-Eugéne-Emile Hebert (French, 1828-1893)

Pierre-Eugéne-Emile Hebert was born in Paris in 1828 and studied under his father, a well regarded sculptor Pierre Hebert, and under Jean-Jacques Feuchére. At the age of 18 he debuted at Salon, where he continued to exhibit almost every year continuously until his death in 1893, also completing some commissioned public works.  He is particularly known for “Comedy and Drama”, stone groups at the Théatre du Vaudeville and his group “The Oracle” (now at the museum in Vienna).  His works are held in museums and institutions throughout the United States and Great Britain.

Literature and References: 

  • Bronzes: Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930, Berman
  • "E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol VI", Gründ, 2006, p. 1290
  • "Bronzes of the Nineteenth Century, Dictionary of Artists", Kjellberg, p. 376
  • “The Romantics to Rodin, French Nineteenth Century Sculpture”, Fusco & Janson, 1980, p. 294-95
  • “Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs de l’Ecole Francaise”, Lami, 1914-21, p. 91-93