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Marble Bust Venus , workshop Canova
Marble Bust Venus , workshop Canova


Fine 19th. century carved Carrara marble bust of Venus. Workshop of Antonio Canova ( 1757-1822 )  H. 57 cm. ( 22, 44 inch. )

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Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms


Italian white stone Coat of Arms of a Noble Family .1810 - 1860

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Tiger Head Cast Iron Fountain Mask
Tiger Head Cast Iron Fountain Mask


19th. century Cast Iron Fountain Mask Tiger Head. D. 19 cm. ( 7,48 inch. )

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Cast Iron Fountain Mask
Cast Iron Fountain Mask


A good late 18th century Cast Iron Fountain Mask of a Lions Head. Very nice patina. Size 29 cm. H x  24 cm. W

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Bronze Tiger
Bronze Tiger


Good Quality Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Tiger. Signed ; Tsunemitsu Size 18 x 42 cm ( 7,1 x 16,5 in. ) Fine cast with smooth patina.

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Japanese Bronze Rhinoceros
Japanese Bronze Rhinoceros


Rare late 19th. century Japanese Meiji period bronze Rhinoceros. Size 14 cm. H  27 cm. W

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Marble Lion by Prosper Lecourtier
Marble Lion by Prosper Lecourtier


Fine Carrara marble sculpture of a Lion by Prosper Lecourtier (1851-1924) Size 41 cm. H. 55 cm. W. Signed on the base , P.Lecourtier A similar marble is at the Musée d'Orsay

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Bronze Gloria Victus by Mercié
Bronze Gloria Victus by Mercié


Good quality " Gloria Victus " bronze signed Antoni Mercié and Barbedienne Foundry.A winged female allegorical image of fame ( or of Hope) carries to glory a dying French Hero, his broken sword a sign of defeat . Mercié's original plaster sculpture won a medal at the 1874 ParisSalon. Bronze copies were cast in different sizes by the great foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne. Size 93 cm.    

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Big Japanese Elephant Bronze
Big Japanese Elephant Bronze


A very big size Meiji period Japanese Bronze Elephant. Very good condition with a smooth brown patina. Signed by Genryusai Seiya . Size 68 cm. H x 95 cm. W

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Bronze Lion by P. Lecourtier
Bronze Lion by P. Lecourtier


Good quality 19th. century bronze Lion by the French sculptor Prosper Lecourtier .Signed and dated ; P.Lecourtier . Salon Des Beaux Arts 1898 The marble version is in the Musée d'Orsay of Paris. Size 30 cm. H 44 cm.W Lecourtier (1851-1924) was born in Meuse.He received his artistic training under Emmanuel Frémiet (1824-1910). In 1875 he first took part in the exhibitions of the Paris Salon until his dead in 1924.  

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Bronze Gladiator by E. Guillemin
Bronze Gladiator by E. Guillemin


Fine 19th. century bronze of a Gladiator by the French sculptor Emile Coriolan Hippolyte Guillemin (1841 - 1907)  Signed E.Guillemin and at the front the Latin vers " Ave Imperator " "Moreturi Te Salutant " Those who are about to die salute you . Size 88 cm. H  

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Japanese Bronze Tiger versus Crocodile
Japanese Bronze Tiger versus Crocodile


Fine late 19th. century Japanese Meiji Bronze of a Tiger attacking a Crocodile. Signed on the back Genryusai Seiya. size 40 cm. L  11,5 cm. H

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Bronze Napoleon by Michel van den Born
Bronze Napoleon by Michel van den Born


Fine Contempary Bronze sculpture of Napoleon by the Dutch sculptor Michel van den Born ( b-1980 ) on a white marble pillar. On the pillar there is the bronze N into laurels. Michel van den Born is a young talentful sculptor who likes to make historical persons . He made also a beautiful bronze of "John F. Kennedy " , a small version of this bust is used by the Dutch magazine JFK as an award each year. Hight 68 cm. Total hight incl. pillar 196 cm.

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Lion - Fountain Mask
Lion - Fountain Mask


A good early 19th century French cast iron Fountain Mask in the form of a Lion head. D. 32 cm.  

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Pair Bronzes of Romulus & Tatius
Pair Bronzes of Romulus & Tatius


Fine quality early 19th century bronzes of Romulus , Founder of Rome and Tatius on a Sienna marble base. After the model by Jaque Louis David , The intervention of the Sabine woman. H. 35,5 cm. base 27,3 x 10,5 cm.

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Josue Dupon - Hoplomachus
Josue Dupon - Hoplomachus


Rare signed two tone bronze of a Hoplomachus by Josue Dupon.( Belgian 1846 - 1935 )  Size : 111 cm.

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Marble sculpture of Venus
Marble sculpture of Venus


Fine 19th. century Carrarra marble sculpture of Venus signed by Emile Aldebert. Size H 76 cm. D. 36 cm.

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Bronze Corpus Christi
Bronze Corpus Christi


Fine cast 18th century Italian bronze Corpus Christi  Size : 50 cm. H  34 cm.W

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Pair of decorated marble Medici Vases
Pair of decorated marble Medici Vases


Fine pair of early 19th. century Italian Carrara Marble Medici Vases Decorated with 2 dolphins and flowers. H. 72 cm. D. 60 cm B. 26 x 26 cm.

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Marble Bust Napoléon
Marble Bust Napoléon


Fine quality period Carrara marble bust of Napoleon.  Inscription ; NAPOLéON 28 cm. H This bust of Napoleon I (1769-1821) is from a model by the French sculptor Antoine-Denis Chaudet (1763-1810). Chaudet worked in a Neoclassical style and the 'herm' form of this bust, with the shoulders cut off and straight sides, imitates that of Roman imperial portraits.  Chaudet made the original plaster model for the portrait in 1799. The final marble version of 1804 was the preferred image of Napoleon himself, who had recently been created Emperor of the French, and it became the official portrait, widely-reproduced. In fact biscuit (hard) porcelain versions of this bust in three sizes were made from 1805 at the Sèvres porcelain factory. Italy was under Napoleonic rule at this time and Napoleon had presented his sister, Elisa Baciocchi, with the principality of Lucca and Massa-Carrara, an area which included the Apuan Alps from which Carrara marble was extracted. She ordered the Carrara workshops to carve multiple copies of Chaudet's bust and no less than 1,200 marble versions of this portrait were carved by the workshops between 1807 and 1809. This example is probably one of these official portraits, originally made for public buildings in France. The majority were destroyed when the Bourbon monarchy was restored in 1814.

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Bronze Arm
Bronze Arm


Fine bronze hand with arm of a child. late 19th. century size : 27 cm.

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Bronze Hand
Bronze Hand


Fine model of a bronze Hand of a man , late 19th. century Size 28 cm.

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Bronze Fountain Mask
Bronze Fountain Mask


Fine 19th. century French bronze fountain mask of small proportion . Size H. 17 cm. W. 12 cm.

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Bust of Napoleon
Bust of Napoleon


Fine quality period Carrara marble bust of Napoleon.  Inscription ; NAPOLéON  Restauration at nose. 60 cm. H This bust of Napoleon I (1769-1821) is from a model by the French sculptor Antoine-Denis Chaudet (1763-1810). Chaudet worked in a Neoclassical style and the 'herm' form of this bust, with the shoulders cut off and straight sides, imitates that of Roman imperial portraits.  Chaudet made the original plaster model for the portrait in 1799. The final marble version of 1804 was the preferred image of Napoleon himself, who had recently been created Emperor of the French, and it became the official portrait, widely-reproduced. In fact biscuit (hard) porcelain versions of this bust in three sizes were made from 1805 at the Sèvres porcelain factory. Italy was under Napoleonic rule at this time and Napoleon had presented his sister, Elisa Baciocchi, with the principality of Lucca and Massa-Carrara, an area which included the Apuan Alps from which Carrara marble was extracted. She ordered the Carrara workshops to carve multiple copies of Chaudet's bust and no less than 1,200 marble versions of this portrait were carved by the workshops between 1807 and 1809. This example is probably one of these official portraits, originally made for public buildings in France. The majority were destroyed when the Bourbon monarchy was restored in 1814.

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Bronze Patrick Villas ( b-1961 )
Bronze Patrick Villas ( b-1961 )


A white Panther head in bronze by Patrick Villas Size : 38 x 25 x 29 cm. Epreuve d'artiste  II / IV

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Patrick Villas Walking Cheetah
Patrick Villas Walking Cheetah


Walking cheetah Patrick Villas (Antwerp, 1961) Bronze H 66 x W 128 x D 28 cm Edition of 8 Villas studied at the School of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Today he lives and works in France. The Antwerp Zoo commissioned a jaguar sculpture for its garden

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Marble statue by Joseph Gott
Marble statue by Joseph Gott


Child with greyhound Joseph Gott (British, 1786-1860) Marble H 86 x W 75 x D 38 cm Signed on the base ‘J.Gott Ft’ He entered the Royal Academy in 1805 where he received a silver medal in 1806 and exhibited thirteen times between 1820 and 1848. Sent to Rome, he became part of the school of British sculptors working there and was introduced to Canova. He had an unconventional, almost light-hearted approach to his subject matter

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Zinc Roof Mask
Zinc Roof Mask


A rare and impressive 19th. century French Zinc Roof Mask. H.70cm.

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Venus Portrait
Venus Portrait


Unusual 19th. century portrait of Venus made into a presse-papier. Carved in Ebony and set with glas eyes mounted on a base in black Belgium marble . Now presented on a modern black metal support as a piece of art. D. 13 cm.

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Bust of Antinous
Bust of Antinous


Impressive 19th. century Cast Iron Bust of Antinous . H. 73 cm. Antinous also Antinoüs or Antinoös; Ancient Greek: Ἀντίνοος; 27 November, c. 111 – before 30 October 130 was a Bithynian Greek youth and a favourite, or lover, of the Roman emperor Hadrian. He was deified after his death, being worshiped in both the Greek East and Latin West, sometimes as a god and sometimes merely as a deified mortal .

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Patrick Villas Bronze Lion
Patrick Villas Bronze Lion


Bronze sculpture of a walking Lion by Patrick Villas ( B-1961) H. 29,5 cm. L. 45 cm.

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Fountain Mask in Lead
Fountain Mask in Lead


A good 18th. century Lead Fountain Mask of Neptune. Size : 48 cm.H  33 cm. W

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Bronze Panther Patrick Villas ( b- 1961 )
Bronze Panther Patrick Villas ( b- 1961 )


Walking Panther , Bronze ,edition of 8 . Size 45 x 96 cm.  

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Bronze Meiji Turtle
Bronze Meiji Turtle


  Charming composition of two turtle in bronze.  One adult and a young one.  Signed on the back. Meiji period Ca. 1880 - 1890 11.00cm wide    5.00cm high    (4.33 inches wide  1.97 inches high)

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Amber Bust of a Roman Emperor
Amber Bust of a Roman Emperor


Very fine carved Amber bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius on a Egypitian Porphyry Column. Ca. 1810 Total height 20,5 cm. height bust 11 cm.

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Bronze Turtle
Bronze Turtle


Fine small Japanese Meiji Bronze Turtle . Signed in Japanese at the back. Late 19th. century. Brown patina. Size 10 cm. L 6 cm. W 3,5 cm. H

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Ptah Sokar Osiris Figure
Ptah Sokar Osiris Figure


Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure of Hor, son of Djedhor EGYPT , Ptolemaic Period, 332–30 BC size : 51 cm. H. Old Dutch collection

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Borghese Hermaphrodite
Borghese Hermaphrodite


Fine 19th. century marble version of The Borghese Hermaphrodite . Size, 21 cm.H 49 cm. W 27 cm. D The Borghese Hermaphroditus is an ancient marble sculpture depicting Hermaphroditus , reclining on a mattress sculpted by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Berniniin 1620. The form is partly derived from ancient portrayals of Venus and other female nudes, and partly from contemporaneous feminised Hellenistic portrayals ofDionysus/Bacchus. It represents a subject that was much repeated in Hellenistic times and in ancient Rome, to judge from the number of versions that have survived. Discovered at Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome, the Sleeping Hermaphroditus was immediately claimed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese and became part of the Borghese Collection. The "Borghese Hermaphroditus" was later sold to the occupying French and was removed to The Louvre, where it is on display today.

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Bronze Bust of Napoleon
Bronze Bust of Napoleon


  Rare exquisite neoclassical, Bronze bust of Emperor Napoleon I after Antoine Denis Chaudet (1763-1810)presented as a Roman Emperor. Dimensions 60.00cm high    (  23.62 inches high)

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Roman Torso of Dyonisus 1-2 AD.
Roman Torso of Dyonisus 1-2 AD.


  Marble Torso of Dionysus with a patina that tell us that this marble was found into water . In classical mythology, Dionysus or Dionysos is the god of wine, the inspirer of ritual madness and ecstasy, and a major figure of Greek mythology, and one of the twelve Olympians, among whom Greek mythology treated Dionysus as a late arrival. The geographical origins of his cult were unknown to the classical Greeks, but almost all myths depicted him as having "foreign" origins: Dionysus is typical of the god of the epiphany, "the god that comes Dimensions 40.00cm wide    41.00cm high    20.00cm deep (15.75 inches wide  16.14 inches high  7.87 inches deep) Provenance Privat English collection

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Bronze - Hercules and the capture of the Ceryneian
Bronze - Hercules and the capture of the Ceryneian Hind


Fine 19th. century Grand Tour  Bronze of Hercules and the capture of the Ceryneian Hind after the Greek original by Lysippos. Museo Archelogico, Palermo, Italy. Size , H. 62 cm.  

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Corpus in Boxwood Germany 1740-1790
Corpus in Boxwood Germany 1740-1790


Very fine and tall carved Corpus Christ figure in Boxwood. H.64 cm. W. 50 cm.

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Rare Grand Tour Marble Sculpture of the Sleeping H
Rare Grand Tour Marble Sculpture of the Sleeping Hermaphrodite (1810 to 1840 Italy)


Fine 19th. century copy of the Ermafrodito, Museo Nazionale of Rome. Many copies have been produced since the Renaissance, in a variety of media and scales. Full size ones were produced for Philip IV of Spain in bronze, ordered by Velázquez and now in the Prado Museum, and for Versailles (by the sculptor Martin Carlier, in marble). A reduced-scale bronze copy, made and signed by Giovanni Francesco Susini, is now at the Metropolitan Museum. Another reduced-scale copy, this time produced in ivory by François Duquesnoy, was purchased in Rome by John Evelyn in the 1640s.   41.00 cm wide   17.00 cm deep     16.14 inches wide  6.69 inches deep

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Marble Dog Statue (c. 1840 France)
Marble Dog Statue (c. 1840 France)


Dimensions 70.00cm wide 33.00cm high 27.00cm deep (27.56 inches wide 12.99 inches high 10.63 inches deep) Description / Expertise A 19th. Century white Carrara Marble statue of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. During the 16th century, a small type of spaniel was popular among the nobility in England. The people of the time believed that these dogs could keep fleas away, and some even believed that they could prevent forms of stomach illnesses.These dogs were sometimes called the "Spaniel Gentle" or "Comforter", as ladies taking a carriage ride would take a spaniel on their laps to keep them warm during the winter.Charles I kept a spaniel named Rogue while residing at Carisbrooke Castle; however, it is with Charles II that this breed is closely associated and it was said of him that "His Majesty was seldom seen without his little dogs".There is a myth that he even issued an edict that no spaniels of this type could be denied entry to any public place.

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Santo Head of an Angel, Italy Ca. 1740
Santo Head of an Angel, Italy Ca. 1740


The wood art tradition has a long history in Val Gardena, Italy. The tradition of woodcarving dates back to the XVII century, when farmers started producing wood toys and utensils during the long winter season. The peasants than used to sell the items at spring markets. Time passed by and woodcarvers improved their abilities and skills, they began manufacturing high quality wooden works, which with the time got more and more value. In the XVIII century the art of wood carving became the most important economic activity in the valley. The masters started to sell their masterpieces all over the world. Comes on a later black wooden base, Glass Eyes. Hight 24,4 cm.

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Owl Cup 16th Century Flanders
Owl Cup 16th Century Flanders


Owl Cups were presented as trophies to the best archers. This Owl Cup was made in Flanders in the 16th. century. Size H. 22 cm Literature ; Chouette au poinçon d'Anvers .To date it is the only known Owl Cup to be made in ebony, which makes it a very rare showpiece indeed. The eyes, beak and the band bearing the inscription are in silver. The inscription reads "Hvyben Al Sydy Van Plvymen Slecht Nogtans Veel V Begeren Als Gy Staet Recht".

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A mid 17th. century Italian Carara Marble Memento Mori Skull. 14 cm. hight, fine smooth patina from age. Was part of a Crusifix,  Memento mori is a Latin phrase translated as "Remember you must die". It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose: to remind people of their own mortality.

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Ancient Marble Roman Head of a Greek Athlete
Ancient Marble Roman Head of a Greek Athlete 21cm.h

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At the core of Greek athletics was an individual's physical endeavor to overtake an opponent. For this reason, sports in ancient Greece generally excluded team competitions and performances aimed at setting records. Contests included footraces, the long jump, diskos and javelin throwing, wrestling, the pentathlon (a combination of these five events), boxing, the pankration (a combination of wrestling and boxing), horse races, and chariot races. During competition and training, athletes were usually naked and covered with olive oil to keep off the dust. They trained in the gymnasium or xystos (covered colonnade), often coached by past victors. The Greeks believed that their love for athletics, among other things, distinguished them from non-Greeks, and only Greek citizens were allowed to compete in the games. Source: Athletics in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Wonderfull Memento Mori 17th. century Flemish marble skull Memento Mori A Latin phrase translated as "Remember you must die" (and the origin of the English word memento, which appeared as memento mori, "remembrance of death". It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose: to remind people of their own mortality and the punishment they will receive if they transgress the rules of their religion. The phrase has a tradition in art that dates back to antiquity.  

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Edward Burch ( 1730-1814 ) After a model by Michael Henry Spang (active 1750-1767) A fine bronzed lead ecorche figure of a man, 24 cm. high, on a turned hardwood base. The original wax model in the University of Glasgow, is documented as by the Danish sculptor Michael Spang and was made for Dr. William Hunter who holds it in a portrait by Mason Chamberlain dating to 1769. Kemp records that an early manuscript belonging to the Hunterian Museum alludes to a figure in brass done from a model in wax by Mr. Burch and that other casts were made at Hunter's request. related literature: M.J. Kemp, Dr. William Hunter at the Royal Academy of Arts. (University of Glasgow,1975 pp. 15-9) Comparable objects: Berlin, Bode Museum. London, Victoria & Albert Museum. Paris, Musée du Louvre. New York, Metropolitan Museum

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Small white marble torso of an athlete. Greek - Roman 1th. century B.C. or 1th. century A.D.  with the original patina when it was found. Provenance , collection SF  New York   USA Size 19 cm. h

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F. Arago
F. Arago


Fine 19th. century plaster buste of F.arago made by David d'Anger Pierre-Jean David (March 12, 1788 – January 4, 1856), usually called David d'Angers, was a French sculptor. He was born at Angers. His father was a sculptor or a mason, but had gone into the army as a musketeer, fighting against the Chouans of La Vendée. He returned to his trade at the end of the civil war to find his customers gone, so that young David was born into poverty. His father wished for him to have a better career, and in his eighteenth year he left for Paris to study art, with only eleven francs. After struggling for survival for a year and a half, he succeeded in taking the prize at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. An annuity of 600 francs was granted to him by the municipality of his native town in 1809, and in 1811 David's Epaminondas gained the prix de Rome. He spent five years in Rome, during which his enthusiasm for the works of Antonio Canova were often excessive.

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