This Open Edition Bronze Bust measures 20 1/2”H x 9 1/2"”W x 7 ¼”D, and is titled-“Princesse de Lamballe”. Or Princess Marie Louise of Savoy. This bronze bust is signed and dated on the right side S. Salmson 1873. The artist is Jean Jules Salmson (1823-1902) born in Paris. The bronze bust has a deep brown patina with sealer mounted on a wood base. The bust is of a beautiful woman with her hair curled and a rose wreath on her head with ribbons streaming down to her shoulders. She is wearing a V-cut dress gathered on her chest tied with ribbons. The bronze is in excellent condition for its age.
Jean-Jules Salmson, called Jules Salmson, was the son of the Swedish-born medals and stone cutter Jean-baptiste Salmson, a student of Bosio. He exhibited medallions and busts at the Salon of 1859 for the first time. He went on working for the Hotel de Ville de La Rochelle, the Tribunal de Commerce de la Seine, the Theatre of Vaudeville, the Louvre and the Opera. He also worked as the director of the Ecole des arts Industriels in Geneva.
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