The WALLACE Fountain

Charles-Auguste Lebourg (1829-1906) Wallace fountain After the model of 1872 Cast iron fountain painted green. The dome embellished with scales and topped with four sea monsters sculptures, from their open mouths streamed four rivers, symbolized by friezes of wavelets. It is supported by four caryatids draped in antique. They are based on a large octagonal […]

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Egyptomania

Egyptomania is a cyclical phenomenon in Western art, this taste appears regularly in history : during Roman times, in Renaissance cabinet of curiosity, and even in the 50’s movies. With the French campaign in Egypt of Napoleon in the early 19th century, Egyptomania completely invaded the decorative arts. Sometimes it is considered as part of […]

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Val d’Osne Foundry

The art cast iron technique was at its height during the second half of the 19th century. Cheaper and lighter than the bronze, it was then possible to realize a large production of quality monumental sculptures. It was mainly used for garden sculptures, urban equipment or fountains. In 1835, Jean Pierre Andre Victor, inventor of […]

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