- Creator / Artist / Designer:Emile Guillemin (1841-1907) (After)
- Signature / Monogram:Unsigned
- Issuer / Manufacturer:Alfred Barye
- Mark / Label:Non
- Period:20th Century / Mid Century / 1940s
- Country of Origin:France
- Dimensions (H x W x D):60 x 69 x 21 cm
- Weight:30 Kg
- Style:Art Deco / Realism
- Materials:Spelter / Marble
- Belgium Delivery:On request
- International Delivery:On request
"Arab rider", large polychrome spelter sculpture by Emile Guillemin edited by Alfred Barye, edition circa 1940.
The rider seems to be back from hunting, game placed on the horse's rump, the group is mounted on an original green marble plinth.
Very good quality, very good condition.
Spelter, often called "artistic bronze" in the auction room, is a metal alloy more and more popular with collectors, of a quality equal to bronze and less expensive.
Emile-Coriolan Guillemin known as Emile Guillemin (1841-1907) is a Parisian sculptor. He did his artistic apprenticeship with his father Emile-Marie-Auguste Guillemin, then with the sculptor Jean-Jules Salmson. It began at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1870, with two plasters of Roman gladiators, the bronze prints of which were acquired by the State for the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Guillemin collaborates with major art publishing houses, such as Barbedienne or Christofle.
Guillemin continued to exhibit at the Salon until the end of the 1890s, where he exhibited a series of busts of oriental women in bronze. His busts are part of the Orientalist movement and therefore a particular context: Guillemin travels to North Africa and the Mediterranean basin in order to list the anthropological characters of different local cultures, like Charles Cordier a few years earlier. .