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LOT 401

Lot 401

Attributed to Charles-Alphonse-Achille Guméry (French, 1827-1871)

Attributed to Charles-Alphonse-Achille Guméry (French, 1827-1871)
Lot 401 Details
Attributed to Charles-Alphonse-Achille Guméry (French, 1827-1871)

NAPOLEON III BRONZE TRIBUTE GROUP TO JEAN BAPTISTE LULLY AND PHILIPPE QUINAULT

the muses Calliope and Euterpe modelled standing with a putto among laurel wreaths, musical instruments, scores, books, and commemorative portrait medallions of operatic composer Jean Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault
24 x 22 x 8 in — 61 x 55.9 x 20.3 cm

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $9,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Attributed to Charles-Alphonse-Achille Guméry (French, 1827-1871)
  • Attributed to Charles-Alphonse-Achille Guméry (French, 1827-1871)
Provenance:

Collection of John Young, Esq., Undermount, Hamilton (1808 -1873)

Coolican & Co. Auction of Valuable Oil Paintings, Water Colors and Steel Engravings, Being the Collection of the late John Young of Undermount, Hamilton, Tuesday, April 26th, 1887

Literature:

Biography of John Young:
http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/young_john_1808_73_10E.html

Note:

Lully and Quinault are important figures in the history of French opera and this fine, large and impressive work may be a maquette for a monument intended for Palais Garnier, Paris. The 1887 Coolican & Co. catalogue notes about this work" "This is the counterpart of that designed and made for the late Emperor of the French (Napoleon lll), and is pronounced to be the finest bronze group in America. Only two castings were made."

CONDITION DETAILS

In very good condition. No significant issues to report.

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