A Large and Important Multi-Patinated Bronze Figure of an Arab Warrior by Henri Honoré Plé.
Signed Henri Plé to the base.
The figure is finely modelled as an Arab warrior, with sword drawn and crescent tipped standard held aloft, with a rich multi-patinated patina heightened with gilding.
Henri Honoré Plé (1853 – 1922) studied under Gérault and Mathurin Moreau, and worked as a painter and sculptor of portraits and bas-reliefs. He exhibited at the Salon from 1877 onwards winning an honourable mention in 1879 before going on to receive a bronze medal at the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle.
French, Circa 1880.