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Original Polychrome Spelter Bust of a Woman Signed E. Villanis, circa 1890


French late 19th century polychrome, spelter figure of a Bohemian woman on a fabulous hieroglyphic detailed verde antico integral column base. The Orientalist French metal bust is entitled “shackled” and was made by Villanis from a full figure executed by him a short while before. This realistically rendered embodiment appears as if it’s a life cast with delicate features, caramel colored skin tone and a seductive visage. She dons a Moroccan red headdress with movable doré patinated earrings, and is beautifully viewed from all angles. Villanis, a prolific sculptor, cherished his models and often used the same "femme" in his various works. 1890 Signed: E. Villanis Emmanuel Villanis (1858-1914). References: illustrated in H. Bermans book of bronzes, sculptors and founders, Vol IV pg 981 Literature: ?Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs by E. Benezit. Gru¨nd. ?Les bronzes de XIXe sie`cle by Pierre Kjellberg, Les editions des amateurs. Emmanuel Villanis, un sculpteur Art Nouveau by Pascal Launay. The´le`s.


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    Very subtle varigation and light specs on patina overall .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 22.5 in. x W 11 in. x D 12 in.H 57.15 cm x W 27.94 cm x D 30.48 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
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