Arthur Marie Gabriel
February 24, 1934 – April 28, 2012
Born to a noble family Arthur Marie began his career as a second lieutenant in the 9e carabiniers at Maubeuge. He soon found he had an exceptional artistic talent and first exhibited at the Salon in 1865. Following his success at the Salon he decided to give up his military career and concentrate solely on his art. He was fortunate enough to study under two of the most important animalier sculptors of the day, Mêne and Barye, and like Mêne specialised in equestrian models.
Place of birth: Frohen le Grand
Athur-Marie-Gabriel, Comte du Passage developed a fascination for horses at an early age and went on to make them the central theme of his oeuvre. He initially pursued a military career in accordance with his family's wishes, but took time out of his duties to study sculpture with two of the foremost animalier sculptors of his day, Antoine-Louis Barye and Pierre-Jules Mêne. Modelled in 1873, Cheval à l'entraînement avec son lad became one of Du Passage’s most enduring works, reflecting both his mastery of sculpture and his thorough understanding of his subjects.
Publication: Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs: P. Kjellberg, Les Bronzes du XIXe siècle. Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs, Paris, 1987, pp. 530-531; C. Payne, Animals in Bronze, Woodbridge, 1988, pp. 415-16
Comte Arthur Du Passage was born at the Chateau de Bernaville in Fisheu le Grand on 24 June, 1838. He was a nobleman by birth and was destined for a career in the military, yet, he and his younger brother Vicomte du Passage were fascinated by animals and birds at an early age. Each would pursue his artistic interests during free time.
Comte du Passage studied sculpting with Antoine-Louis Barye and Pierre Jules Mêne but also became known for his drawings and paintings.
Count Arthur Marie Gabriel Du Passage
This bronze sculpture "Trotting Horse and Groom" is in excellent condition. A most affordable and desireable collectible
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