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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze statue signed Lemire

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A high quality and most charming French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze, ormolu and white Carrara marble statue signed Lemire. The statue is raised by an oval white Carrara marble base with a bottom ormolu fillet and a... — Read More

  • Item # 9341
  • H: 17.75 in L: 12 in D: 6.5 in

    H: 45 cm L: 30 cm D: 17 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Charles-Gabriel Lemire Read More
  • Charles-Gabriel Lemire (1741-1827) Born in Lunéville, Lemire was a Parisian sculptor. Lemire participated at the Universal Exhibition in Paris, from 1808-1819, and received a medal in 1808. His sculptures were commissioned by renowned noblemen and can be seen in the Musée de Tours, Musée de Marseille and the Louvre.
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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze statue signed Lemire