Officier De Chasseur A Cheval De La Garde Imperial Sculpture By Fernando Andrea

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Fernando  Andrea  'Officier De Chasseur A Cheval De La Garde Imperial', created in 2014, Original Sculpture Bronze.
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Fernando Andrea


Officier De Chasseur A Cheval De La Garde Imperial

Size - (USA):
11.8 W x 21.2 H x 17.7 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
30.0 W x 53.8 H x 45.0 D (centimeters)
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�Officier de Chasseurs � Cheval de la Garde Imp�rial Chargeant, 1812 Lieutenant Alexandre Dieudonn�� BY FERNANDO ANDREASCALE 16 BRONZE SCULPTURELIMITED EDITION 20 copiesCERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY INCLUDEDWax Stamp and signature of the sculptor HISTORY Th�odore G�ricault 1791-1824 surely needs no further introduction to readers familiar with the history of art, and especially to those interested in the Napoleonic era. In fact, G�ricault�s famous canvas of this Officier a Ch�val de la Garde could be regarded as the epitome of the flamboyant cavaliers of the Imperial wars. This work was the first painting ever presented by G�ricault at the Salon of 1812, and it is a masterly composition perfectly reflecting the grandeur of a fascinating time. The magnificent equestrian portrait depicts Alexandre Dieudonn� a friend of the painter, serving at the time as a lieutenant in this legendary regiment, looking backward and ready to order a charge in the heat of the battle. DESCRIPTION It has been observed that a certain premonitory feeling of defeat is present in the rider�s countenance. In fact, some months after the painting was finished, the invasion of Russia turned into a terrible disaster and even Dieudonn� - then 34 - was missing somewhere in the endless snowy fields. Now Fernando Andrea has recreated the famous canvas in an outstanding bronze developed after careful study of the original image. Andrea�s complex casting and masterful sculpting honor G�ricault not surprisingly, a favorite painter of his and this romantic period of history. CARACTERISTICS This bronze is an outstanding piece of sculpture. Cast in the traditional lost wax bronze method in a very limited number, the sculpture would be a centerpiece of many collections
Keywords:   Original Sculpture, History Sculpture
Materials:   Bronze Sculptures

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