Stand 10

27-29, rue de Penthièvre
75008 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 42 56 50 30

Founded in 1986, the Univers du Bronze Gallery mainly exhibits bronzes by major sculptors of the last two centuries, with a predilection for The Golden Age – 1830-1930.

The artists exhibited include Barye, Fratin, Mêne, Carpeaux, Rodin, Bourdelle, Bugatti and Pompon.

Michel Poletti and Alain Richarme have worked to promote this art for over twenty-three years. They have published several reference books and are currently working on a book called ‘Sculpture animalière 1830-1930, un Siècle d’or’.

Univers du Bronze - Auguste RODIN, Buste de Victor Hugo, 1916, Bronze, rich black green patina
Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)
Buste de Victor HUGO “à l’illustre Maître” (1883)
Reduction with integrated pedestal, said as Griffoul (circa 1892)
Bronze, rich black green patina
H: 38,4 cm, W: 16,4 cm, D: 17,2 cm
Lifetime cast signed “A.Rodin”, “Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris”(mark and relief seal “A.Rodin” inside), one of the seven referenced cast realized during Rodin’s life, six posthumous examples (1962-1980).
Cast in November 1916.

Univers du Bronze - Antoine-Louis BARYE, Elephant crushing a tiger, Bronze
Antoine-Louis BARYE (1795-1875)
Elephant crushing a tiger
Bronze with richly dark brown patina
H: 21,4 cm, L: 34,8 cm, D: 18,8 cm
Lifetime cast signed “Barye”, Barye or Barye-Martin studio (very rare), beautiful example.
Circa: 1850-1860




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