Paper press in chiselled bronze and gilded representing a wounded bird, on its oval terrace in sea green marble in perfect condition. The bronze is signed at the bottom behind the handle. He exhibited for the first time at the 1855 Universal Exhibition and received an honourable mention at the 1859 Salon. He will be present at the 1878 exhibition.
He had been ill for several years and committed suicide on 29 May 1894. His works are mainly known by their publishing fonts, which were widely distributed. This sculptor is little known in france but his works are scattered all over the world.
His father, a girder, who made himself a fonder to edit his son, will for a while resume the activity after his death, but without a signature on the bronzes, which are therefore a little more difficult to identify. Jules would seem to have made several different models (at least three) of the injured bird, including one dead. Bronze as well as marble are in an excellent state of conservation! I attach importance to the accuracy of my description because not everything is always clearly visible in a photo, so please take the time to read it. However, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me, I will gladly answer them.
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The seller is "from25" and is located in this country: fr. This item can be shipped to the following country: france.