Lot 67: Jef Lambeaux, Bust of a Young Woman, Bronze Figure, 1885
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Bronze with dark patina
Jef Lambeaux (1852-1908) Belgian sculptor, 1885
Signed and dated in the cast Jef Lambeaux 1885 as well as with dedication Au Maître Frans Courtens son admirateur
Height: 45 cm
Provenance: private property Berlin
Mannerist-style moved female bust, Lambeaux saw himself as a realist, whose work is based on studies after the living model
The bust is in very good condition.
Jef Lambeaux (1852-1908)
From 1862 onwards, the artist studied under Nicaise de Keyser at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. In 1871, he debuted at the Antwerp salon with the allegorical group Der Krieg. In the same year, Lambeaux began studying as pupil of Joseph Geefs. From 1897-81 he lived in Paris and shared a studio with the painters Jan van Beers and Gustave Vanaise. He then worked in Brussels, where he worked for Castan's Panopticum. A scholarship enabled Lambeaux to stay in Italy from 1882 to 1883, where he mainly studied works by Giambologna in Florence. The early works are of a rather sentimental-pittoresque character and are compared with the works of sculptor Jérôme Duquesnoy. Between 1890 and 1900 his most famous work was made, the 7 m wide high relief Die menschlichen Leidenschaften (marble). His works are, among others, in Marienmont palace garden, at the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Antwerp and Brussels, and at the Oostende Museum of Fine Arts. (nlu)
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