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"Bronze Figure - Ratapoil - from 1891 by Honoré Daumier"
This Art Nouveau masterpiece by Honoré Daumier called “Ratapoil” portrays a Napoleonic public servant leaning on a walking cane. The abstract and yet fascinating appearance of this gentleman stuns the observer: many details such as the creases of the frock-coat and the long and pointy beard reveal the political background of this extraordinary bronze sculpture. With this abstract figurine, Honoré Daumier criticizes supporters of the Napoleonic regime – which is also revealed in the name itself: Ratapoil means “hairy rat”. Of course, the socket is signed by Daumier and the statue is casted directly from the original and made of 100% bronze.
As all of the bronze products in our shop, this exhibit is hand-cast in our own foundry and subject to our strict quality inspections throughout the entire process of fabrication. All of our sculptures are exclusively compounded with the help of lost-wax casting.
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The artist Honoré Daumier, who created this astounding Art Nouveau sculpture, was born on February 2, 1808 in the French metropolis Marseille, where he then lived and worked as a caricaturist, painter, and sculptor. Honoré Daumier was politically engaged in almost every possible way. He supported local magazines and created various critical sculptures and illustrations. This is also the reason why he is one of the leading realistic artists of that epoch. Honoré Daumier died on October 2, 1879 in Valmondois, but his political works still impress generations of art fans.
Height: 34 cm
Width: 14 cm
Depth: 11 cm
Weight: 2,4 kg
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