Superb large late 19thc French bronze 'Pax et Labor' by Emile Louis Picault (1833-1915)

GBP 4,000.00

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Object Description

A large superb quality late 19th century French bronze of fine patina by Emile Louis Picault (1833-1915) ‘Pax et Labor’ translating to ‘Peace & Labour’, marked ‘Picault’.

This bronze consists of a muscular blacksmith or riveter who is used to very hard and physical work, he wears leather aprons, his sledge hammer resting on the ground supported on a shaped green verde antico marble base.

The French sculptor, Picault, was particularly known for creating sculptures that depicted patriotic or allegorical subjects.

The marble base has a brass plaque with the following inscription in French, translated as follows:

‘Mr A Cocquel has offered it’s ousiers and employees in honour of the First Prize, the gold medal which was awarded to him by the jury.

Paris World Exhibition 1889’

As well as the ‘Picault’ mark we have also foubd what is possibly a foundry mark ‘Basset Editeur’.

This bronze can be found in the Schiffer book ‘Bronzes, Sculptors & Founders 1800-1930’ Volume 2 by Harold Berman, page 378, plate 1396.

This impressive bronze sculpture is in very good condition for age and can go straight into a home.

Object Literature

This bronze can be found in the Schiffer book ‘Bronzes, Sculptors & Founders 1800-1930’ Volume 2 by Harold Berman, page 378, plate 1396.

Object Condition

very good condition for age

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