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French bronze sculpture signed Truffot

French bronze sculpture signed Truffot

Elegant and refined antique French bronze sculpture signed Truffot (1843-1895) representing a woman standing with her dog.

The height of this antique bronze sculpture is 66 cm with the base and 60 cm without the base. This beautiful antique bronze sculpture signed Truffot is in an excellent condition. It stands on a rotating base.

Émile Louis Truffot, born in Valenciennes on 26 July 1843, enrolled in the École des Beaux-Arts at the age of nineteen. And he made his debut at the salon one year later. He was a pupil of Francisque Duret when he made a bronze sculpture, to commemorate the struggle of the shepherd Jean-Baptiste Jupille with a rabid dog. That bronze sculpture was presented under the vault of the mortuary crypt of Louis Pasteur. It also appeared on the obverse of the five-franc note issued on May 5, 1966 by the Banque de France and in circulation until 1972. Truffot is also responsible for the Monument to Bougainville adorning the facades of the Paris city hall. His burial place is in Paris in the Père-Lachaise cemetery (15th division).

Literature

  • Pierre Kjellberg, “Bronzes of the 19th century”, p. 634.

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