Offered by Antiquités Paul Azzopardi
Furniture and Decorative arts
Bronze of the 19th representing a fisherman bringing back in his nets the head of Orpheus bronze signed" Leon Eugene . Longepied" 1849-1888 A student of Jules Cavelier, Mathurin Moreau and Jules Coutan at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Léon-Eugène Longepied exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1870. He was awarded a third class medal in 1880 and a first class medal in 1882.
He was named Knight of the Legion of Honor on July 24, 18871.
Léon-Eugène Longepied had fought during the siege of Paris in 1870 and was, at the time of his death, a captain in the 36th regiment of territorial infantry2.
He died at his Paris home, rue Denfert-Rochereau, on October 13, 18883 and was buried in Paris at the Montparnasse cemetery, where his tomb is decorated with an allegory of Sculpture, represented by a young woman in tears, veiled and lightly draped, seated in front of a funerary monument by the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Antoine Champeil.
Fisherman bringing in his nets the head of Orpheus, Salon of 1882, marble statue, Paris, Ranelagh garden.
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