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Iconic Bronze Sculpture Entitled "Athlete with Spear" by Pierre Le Faguays

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An iconic large Art Deco bronze sculpture of a strong athletic man in a powerful pose holding a long spear in his hand as he climbs a large boulder. The bronze with stunningly rich green colour and excellent hand finished detail, signed Le Faguays and with foundry medallion 'L N Paris J L' for the French foundry Les Neveux de J. Lehmann ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Height: 63 cm Length: 85 cm Width: 18 cm Condition: Excellent Original Condition Circa: 1930 Materials: Patinated Bronze Book Ref Art Deco & Other Figures by Bryan Catley Foundry Les Neveux de J. Lehmann, Paris France SKU: 8933 ABOUT Pierre Le Faguays Pierre Le Faguays (French, 1892 ~ 1962) Faguays was born in Nantes, France and became famous for the originality he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He gained a medal of honour for his work in 1927. He was a best friend of Max Le Verrier and the Le Verrier foundry produced many of his pieces. He used 2 pseudonyms as well as his own name and they were Fayral and Guerbe. Which were the family names of his Mother and his Wife. He was a leading sculptor and his work is frequently praised for its high quality and attention to anatomical accuracy. He also produced designs for Goldscheider in Paris under the “La Stele” label. He worked in several mediums including ivory, bronze, spelter, stone, wood, alabaster and ceramics. He studied with his friend Max Le Verrier. He was a good friend of both Marcel Bouraine and Max Le Verrier and indeed the Le Verrier foundry produced many of the Le Faguays statues. All three had studied together at the Beaux Arts in Geneva and remained life-long friends.
  • Creator:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 24.81 in (63 cm)Width: 33.47 in (85 cm)Depth: 7.09 in (18 cm)
  • Style:
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Bronze,Cast,Patinated
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1930
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 89331stDibs: LU3216334355962
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