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Bronze Sculpture "Polichinelle" by Marcel Debut


Polichinelle A Brown Patina Sculpture by Marcel Debut (1885-1933) Signed DEBUT Marcel Debut (Paris, 1865-1933), painter and sculptor, was a pupil at the School of Fine Arts of Thomas and Chapu. He participated in the Salon of French Artists of which he became a member, obtaining an honorable mention in 1895. He made small subjects of genre, studies of statuettes for the Manufacture de Sèvres and projects of medals. (E. Benezit, Dictionaries of painters, sculptors and engravers, p.324). Some bring down this character from the old Latin theater. Absent from the sacred representations of the Middle Ages, Pulcinella, from its Italian name, was drawn in the sixteenth century from oblivion in Commedia dell'arte played in Neapolitan theaters. He most often represents a valet of peasant origin, cunning, rude, simple, unsightly, witty and greedy. Dressed in white, he is characterized by his famous mask with his beaked nose, his bump, his big belly and his speech imitating the cry of the birds.


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    Marcel Debut (Sculptor)
  • Production Time
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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1910
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  • Dimensions
    H 32.68 in. x W 11.82 in. x D 9.85 in.H 83 cm x W 30 cm x D 25 cm
  • Seller Location
    Saint-Ouen, FR
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