"Escholier, 14th Siècle", bronze sculpture | Emile Picault
ITEM #: 902KQW27P
"14TH SIECLE ESCHOLIER" AFTER MODEL BY EMILE PICAULT
Signed in base E. Picault, brass title plaque; circa early 20th century
Item # 902KQW27P
A well known model by Picault, it is part of a series of figures he sought to represent from the Middle Ages, this capturing a young Scholar carrying his lantern (missing) in one hand and a thick tome under arm.
The intensity of his expression and firm set jaw show a certain determination in this figure. The quality of chiseling and chasing evident throughout is of the highest grade, the bronze being finished in a complex red-oxide and brown chemical patination.
We have cleaned and polished the bronze and it remains in exquisite original condition other than the missing lantern. It is a very fine acquisition for any serious collector of Picault's work and is offered at a very good price in light of the lantern absence.
Literature and Further Reading:
- E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. X, Gründ, 2006, p. 1368
- Bronzes: Sculptors and Founders 1830-1920, Harold Berman
- Art Bronzes, Michael Forest
- Bronzes of the Nineteenth Century: Dictionary of Sculptors, Pierre Kjellberg, p. 434-34
Measurements: 14 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 4 1/2" D
Figure is missing the lantern that should hang from his crooked finger. Original patina in very good condition.