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Old 05-03-2008, 03:35 PM
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Info on Emile Picault bronze sculpture

We have an E. Picault bronze sculpture that stands about 37" in height, base is marble and signed by E. Picault. It is titled "Lutte Prehistorique" and features a nude warrior killing a large bird with wings. A dead dog lies at his feet.
The piece was purchased in France in the 1960's by my father in law, who is now passed.
We are trying to find our more about the piece and it's value; we have searched the internet and found other Picault sculpture but none like this or as large as this one. I am new on the site and can try and post a picture.
Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:03 PM
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:31 PM
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Re: Info on Emile Picault bronze sculpture

Beautiful piece, but I have no information on value. I suspect it was inspired by the classical Greek myth and sculptures of Promethius, chained to a rock for eternity with an eagle gnawing daily at his liver. Punishment for giving fire to mankind.
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Re: Info on Emile Picault bronze sculpture

This sculpture was not among the couple dozen Picault sculptures in my reference books, but perhaps could be compared with his " Le Penseur " for value, similar size, with a nude male figure and an eagle. Perhaps Soethby's has one in their old auction catalogues of 19th century paintings and sculpture. It certainly is an attractive piece.


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