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Emile Louis Picault

Emile Louis Picault


Artist name Picault, Emile Louis
Sex: m
Artist occupation: Sculptor
Geographical data: France
State: France
Date of Birth: 1833
First cited: 1863
Date of Death 1913
Place(s) cited: Paris

Biographical

Emile Louis Picault 1840 -1909 Picault studied under Royer and exhibited medallions and statuettes at the Paris Salon from 1863 to 1909. The work of this sculptor included allegories, warriors, figure exalting patriotic virtue (often accompanied by Latin or French mottoes), heroes, and some historic or mythological person- ages. He sent to the Salon some bronzes, including Le Supplice de Tantale (1867), Persée délivrant Andromcède, 90 cm (1880), Le Génie du programs and Nicolas Flamel (1885), Le Cid (1886), La Naissance de Pégase, and two medallions, Joseph expliquant les songes du pharaon and L'Agriculture (1888). Picault also sent to the Salon the bronzes Le Bour- geois gentilhomme (1890), Le Génte des Sciences (1894). Le Génie des arts (1895), Le Livre (1896), Le Drapeau 'ad unum' (1898), Vox progressi (1903) and Bellérophon (1906). Also of note are some statuettes in plaster: Jason (1879), Andromède (1892). Prométhée dérobant le feu du ciel (1894), La Vaillance (1896), Vertus civiques (1897), Le Mineral (1902), La Forge (1905). Science et Industire (1909), and Propter glortam (1914).

In his work Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders, Harold Bermann notes a large number of works cast, sometimes in many dimensions, by different foundries including Colin and Houdebine. Susse cast Le Génie du travail (inscription: 'On the field of the labor the victory is fecund') in three dimensions: 125, 80 and 53 cm

Other known examples are:
Le Devoir, 56 cm.
Dom César de Basan, 59 cm.
Le Drapeau -ad unum 82 cm.
Eugénie, 69 cm,
Excelsior (Houdebine) 90 cm.
Ganymède, 87 cm.
Galilée, 63 cm.
Le Génie de L'étude, 86 cm.
Le Génie de la lumière, 93 cm.
L'Inspiration, 128 cm.
Janissaire, 26.5 cm.
Musicien du XV siècle, 26.5 cm.
Pax et Labor, 80 and 56.5 cm.
La Pensée, 93 and 68 cm.
Le Penseur, 45 cm.
Post Pugnam, 32 cm (in metal) and 80 cm (in bronze).
Prêtre égyptien.
Prêtresse, égyptienne, 72 cm.
Le Progrès, 78 cm.
Pro Jure, 34 cm.


Museums

Chambery
Clermont-Ferrand
Maubeuge

References
Benezit, E. Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Gründ, 1999.
Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon Der Bildenden Künstler Von Der Antike, 1999
Kjellberg, P. Bronzes of the 19th Century, A Dictionary of Sculptors, 1992
MacKay, J. A dictionary of Western Sculptors in Bronze, 1976
Berman, H. Bronzes- Sculptors and Founders, 1987
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication; La Sculpture Française au XIXe Siecle, 1986.
Forrest, M., Art Bronzes, 1988

Citations
Bellier-Auvray, Dictionnaire Vol. 2 1885
Forrer, Bio. Dicti. Med. Vol. 4 1909


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