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Le Duc, Arthur Jacques

Le Duc, Arthur Jacques

Artist name Le Duc, Arthur Jacques
Sex: m
Artist occupation: sculptor
Other occupation: Advocate
Geographical data: France
State: France
Date of birth: 1848.03.27
Place of birth: Torigny-sur-Vire
Date of death: 1918.02.20
Place of death: Antibes
Place(s) cited: St-Lô; Caen; Vannes; Formigny; Marlotte; Bayeux

He studied under Lenordez, Guillard, Dumont, Barye and Carolus Duran and exhibited at the Salon from 1878 onwards. He won third class medal in 1879 and got a silver medals at the Expositions of 1889 and 1900. He became a chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1906 and an associate of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts in 1893. He specialized in animal and genre groups, such as Familial Piety, Standing Stag, Mare and Foal.

Lenordez and Barye trained this skillful animal sculptor at the école. Between 1873 and1914 he exhibited a rather large number of bronzes at the Salon: Diane de Poitiers partant pour la chasse (1877). Centaure et bacchante (1879), and Le Baiser an equestrian group, 65 cm; Harde de cerfs écoutant le rapproché. A monumental group placed today in the Luxembourg gardens (1886), Au bois, an equestrian study (1887), Laitière normande (1888), and Ultimus pro patria spiritus part of the monument to the dead from Calvados (1889), Le Baron J. Finot (1912), and Un compagnon de Duguesclin, an equestrian statue (1914). It is also necessary to note some figures and studies in plaster, such as Porte-Etendard à cheval, a project for a monument to the armies of Reishoffen (1873), La Raison du plus fort, a group of horses (1874). Two groups representing hunting scenes (1875), and Horace Vernet sur la champ de bataille d'Isly, an equestrian statue (1913). Leduc also participated, from 1890 to 1907, at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts with some animals and equestrian portraits. Some are in plaster and others, quite numerous, in ceramic sandstone. He also made an equestrian statue of the Connétable de Richmond in bronze, destined for the city of Vannes.

The Thiébaut foundry cast the following works in bronze:

Cheval de trait, 41 cm.
Chien poitevin, 33 cm.
Chien vendéen, 27 cm.
Croix de veneur, 42 cm.
Harde de cerfs, 79 and 36 cm.
Plateau orné d'une course de chevaux, 38 x 27 cm. Saint-Hubert; bas-relief. 139 x 86 and 80 x 50 cm.
Le Porte-Etendard de Reichshoffen was also cast in bronze, 60 cm.


Chien en arrêt devant une grenouille, 24 x 46 cm.

Centaure et bacchante, life size.


Deux Chiens à l'attache, 37 x 43 cm.