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French 19th-20th Century Art Nouveau Polychromed Terracotta Bust of "Crépuscule"

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A fine French 19th-20th century Art Nouveau polychromed terracotta bust of "Crépuscule" (Twilight) After Henri Jacobs (Belgian, 1864-1935) version of Crépuscule, depicting a young maiden with head and body armor, by Salesio Lugli (Italian, 1869-1936). Signed: Salesio. A brass plaque reads: "Crépuscule par Jacobs", Paris, circa 1900. Salesio Lugli was born in Capri in 1869 and died in 1936). He was probably the son of the painter Alabano Lugli (b.1835). He possesed an atelier in his hom town of Capri, where som of his works are now exhibited at the Museo Civico "Giulio Ferrari" and the Museo del Palazzo del Pio. He worked in Paris from around 1900, producing a number of sculptures in bronze and ivory, pewter and porcelain (Ceramic-Terracotta). He is known for his historical models (French Revolution, Napoleonic war: esp the "Veille de Wagram" bronze lamp) and for his art nouveau maidens. He exhibited twice at the Société de Artistes Français. Around 1906 he became director of the ceramics firm known as the Société des grés de Charenton L.M. Barthe and Mettais-Cartier, sided at Charenton-le-Pont, in the Seine valley to the south-east of Paris. He collaborated with the artists Camelo Cernigliari Melilli, Aristide de Ranieri, Affortunato Gory and Ezio Sighieri. Luigi returned to Italy following the outbreak of the First World War and, in 1915, he was made knight of the Ordine della Corona d'Italia. Literature: Kronos 15 - Secondo tomo Periodico del DBC - L'arte di Studiare l'arte - Universita del Salento - Dipartamento di Beni Culturi - Mario Congedo Editore by Paul Arthur. Measure: Height 22 inches (55.9 cm) Width 14 3/8 inches (36.5 cm) Depth 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm).

Details

  • Creator
    Salesio Lugli (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Width: 14.38 in. (36.53 cm)Depth: 8.50 in. (21.59 cm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    PolychromedTerracotta
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. A truly beautiful bust. One tip of forehead star is slightly chipped off. Some minor dirt and discoloration. Very minor edge chippings consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.: A2312 1stDibs: LU1796210958801

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

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