An excellent French late 19th Century bronze sculpture of a Tunisian man carrying two jugs, one on each arm. With good detail and a rich red/brown patina. Raised on top of a fitted bronze base signed 'Debut' and stamped with 'Bronze Garanti' Seal. Also with plaque to the fore inscribed “Prix de Rome”, attesting to this model winning the top prize at the Exhibition in Rome in 1890.
Height: 32 cm
Width: 14 cm
Depth: 12 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Book Ref Bronze of the 19th Century by Pierre Kjellberg
Marcel Debut (French, 1865 ~ 1933)
French sculptor, son of the sculptor Jean Didier Debut (1824-1893). He studied under Henri Chapu at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1883 until the outbreak of the First World War.
He is best known for his sculptures of people.