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Antique Bronze 2ft Sculpture Napoleon Bonaparte by Carle Elshoecht 1831 19thC

Antique Bronze 2ft Sculpture Napoleon Bonaparte by Carle Elshoecht 1831 19thC | Ref. no. 09841 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 09841
Price: £ 0.00
This is a magnificent large 2ft French antique brown patinated cast bronze sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte signed Carle Elshoecht ...

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This is a magnificent large 2ft French antique brown patinated cast bronze sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte signed Carle Elshoecht (1797-1856), and dating 1831. 

This stunning bronze sculpture features Napoleon Bonaparte proudly standing tall in uniform wearing a bicorn hat, epaulettes, chivalrous orders and military decorations, waistcoat, sword and knee-high boots.

The sword which Napoleom holds with his left hand and arm, touches a rock that is inscribed 'Arcole, Maringo, Wagram, Austerl, Moscou'.  

The figure stands on a decorative circular base which is signed Carle Elshoecht and inscribed 'Modele du Concours 1831'.

This high-quality bronze is made from the traditional lost wax process, otherwise known as cire perdue.


The craftsmanship is second to none throughout all aspects of this bronze sculpture and it is sure to add an unparalleled touch of class to your home. 

The pedestal shown in the photographs is not included in the price but is available if required.

 

Condition:

In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 57 x Width 23 x Depth 16

Weight 10.1 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 6 inches

Weight 22.3 lbs

Our reference: 09841

Jean-Jacques-Marie-Carle-Vita Elshoecht also says Carle Elshoecht, was a is a French sculptor, who was born in 1797 in Bergues and died in 1856 in Paris.  Son of the painter and sculptor Jean-Louis Elshoecht (1760-1842) with whom he learned the basics of his art, then pupil of François-Joseph Bosio in Paris, Jean-Jacques Elshoecht presented his works for the first time in 1824.

Napoleon Bonaparte (French:15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century.
Napoleon was born in Corsica to parents of minor noble Italian ancestry and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France. Bonaparte rose to prominence under the French First Republic and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, he staged a coup d'état and installed himself as First Consul; five years later the French Senate proclaimed him emperor. In the first decade of the 19th century, the French Empire under Napoleon engaged in a series of conflicts—the Napoleonic Wars—involving every major European power. After a streak of victories, France secured a dominant position in continental Europe, and Napoleon maintained the French sphere of influence through the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states.
The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon's fortunes. His Grande Armée was badly damaged in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig; the following year the Coalition invaded France, forced Napoleon to abdicate and exiled him to the island of Elba. Less than a year later, he escaped Elba and returned to power, but was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Napoleon spent the last six years of his life in confinement by the British on the island of Saint Helena. An autopsy concluded he died of stomach cancer, though Sten Forshufvud and other scientists have since conjectured he was poisoned with arsenic.
Napoleon's campaigns are studied at military academies throughout much of the world. While considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is also remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe.

Sometimes called by the French name of 'cire perdue' or the Latin, 'cera perduta' is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist's sculpture.In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.

 
Lost Wax Method
sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.

In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 57 x Width 23 x Depth 16

Weight 10.1 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 6 inches

Weight 22.3 lbs

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