A superb patinated bronze sculpture by Jean-Joseph Jaquet, "Esmeralda", signed by the artist and the founder Lerolles Frères, and dated 1856.
In excellent condition. Patina with age-related wear.
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Jean-Joseph Jaquet was born in Antwerp in 1822 and was the son of a baker.
Trained at the Antwerp Academy, then student of Louis Jéhotte from Liège at the Brussels Academy (1839-1840), Jaquet perfected his skills in the studio of Guillaume Geefs.
His brother Jacques (1828-1899) also came to Brussels to work with Jean-Joseph, but also creating his own works.
For the Brussels Art Salon in 1842, Jean-Joseph Jaquet presented a marble bust, three plaster busts, a Moses saved from the waters and a meditating Saint Paul, which made him known. His contribution to the Salon of 1845 was important, among other things a model for a stone statue of Jean Froissart for the city of Chimay.
As an official statue-maker, Jaquet spent his entire career working on numerous commissions from public authorities, both governmental and municipal, in Belgium and the Netherlands. More than 300 statues and about thirty busts are to his credit, including the Baudouin de Constantinople, in Mons in 1868 and the statue of Queen Louise-Marie in Philippeville in 1878.
He is also one of the authors of the Monument to Independence in The Hague.
He was a professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and a professor of the sculptor Charles Samuel.
The artist was inspired by mythological subjects or allegories, using bronze, marble or stone. Professor of sculpture after antique models, Jaquet succeeded Jéhotte as professor at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (1863-1898), and also obtained the course in ornamental sculpture (1888-1898).
A few works:
- Some statues of the Royal Galleries Saint-Hubert in Brussels 1847
- Statue of Jean Froissart in Chimay in 1848
- Equestrian statue of Baudouin of Constantinople in Mons in 1868
- Pediment and lions of the Palais de la Bourse in Brussels (in stone) 1872
- Statue of Queen Louise-Marie in Philippeville in 1878
- Participation in the Independence Monument in The Hague (sculptures of Willem I (William of Orange) and the three characters Van Hogendorp, Van der Duyn van Maasdam en Van Limburg Stirum
- N.º de artículos
- Escultura, Esmeralda
- Bronce (patinado)
- Jean-Joseph Jaquet (1822-1898)
- Lerolles Frères
- Periodo estimado
- Mediados del siglo XIX
- País de origen
- Excelente estado - apenas usado y con signos mínimos de los años y de desgaste
- 40×18×22 cm