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Georges Lucien Guyot "Seated Gorilla" Bronze Sculpture

$35,000

This French Art Nouveau "Seated Gorilla" patinated bronze sculpture, by Georges Lucien Guyot, is a wonderful display of the architectural wonder that every eye delights in from the Art Deco period and applies it to a beloved natural subject; the silverback gorilla. The blockiness of the composition, far from taking away from the animal's natural beauty, seems only to enhance the animal's innate sense of fortitude and strength. This was a posthumous casting by the La Plaine foundries.

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Item #: S-19873
Artist: Georges Lucien Guyot
Circa: 1930
Dimensions: 14" height, 10.5" width, 10.25" depth 
Materials: Bronze
Signed: ''Guyot," with foundry stamp "La Plaine," numbered "5/8''

Georges Lucien Guyot was a French sculptor known for his small, stylized figurines, watercolors, and illustrations of the animals of Africa and Asia. Born on in 1885 in Paris, France, Guyot studied woodcarving in his young adulthood, gaining technical expertise through copying religious works from the 15th century. Turning his sights to the natural world, he frequently drew animals and plants in the Jardin des Plantes, transferring his studies to sculptures in the studio.
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