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    Description

    Wounded Soldier

    Jules Gelle, French
    19th Century
    Marble
    26 inches high, 14-1/2 inches wide
    Signed on right side of base: J. Gelle

    This large marble sculpture depicts a scene in which a wounded soldier, his sword lying by his side, is flanked by two good Samaritans: one, a cloaked gentleman in buttoned boots, and the other, a nun, wiping the soldier's brow with her handkerchief.

    Jules Gelle, a painter and sculptor born in Anzin, was well-known for his bronze and marble sculptures of military figures. His ability to describe fine detail--such as the particulars of the soldier's uniform, his goatee and moustache--brought him success in Paris. He studied at the Écôle des Beaux-Arts in Valencienne, not incidentally a garrison town, and exhibited at the Paris Salons from 1868 to 1880.


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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