A French Bronze Bust By Gabriel Jules Thomas

A French Bronze Bust By Gabriel Jules Thomas

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A French bronze bust of Prosper-Parfait Goubaux, (1795-1859), author and playright. Head of the collège Chaptal in Paris. There is another example of this bust at the musée Bonnat-Heleu in Bayonne.
Sculptor : Gabriel-Jules Thomas (1824 - 1905).
Foundry : Eck et Durand 
Date : 1857
Signature (s) : Fod Eck et Durand / G.J.Thomas. 1857
Excellent condition and patina.
His work can be found in Paris at the Musée d'Orsay ; the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts ; the Opera Garnier ; the Gare du Nord and the Cimitière de Père-Lachaise.
He won a first class medaille at the Expositions Universelle of 1867 and 1878 in Paris.
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French sculptor. Son of the sculptor Alexis-François Thomas (1795–1875), he was renowned for his precocity in the art. At the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, which he entered in 1841, he was known to fellow students as ‘Coustou’ Thomas, indicating an early preference for an animated Baroque style. One of his masters, Augustin-Alexandre Dumont, successfully harnessed these powers to the classical tradition, and Thomas won the Prix de Rome in 1848. Wear consistent with age and use.

Dimensions

W15.5 x H25.5 x D11.5 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Designer

Gabriel Jules Thomas

Date of manufacture

1800s

Place of origin

France

Material

Bronze

Period

19th Century

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VAT status

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SKU

78475021
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