An excellent French late 19th Century bronze, of a striking female warrior figure known as Thetis the Greek Goddess of War. She is adjusting her shin guards in preparation for her next opponent, whilst sitting on an anvil. Raised on top of a partly gilded base signed Emile Hebert and titled to the fore.
Height: 52 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Émile Hébert (October 12 or 20, 1823 – 1893) was a French sculptor and son of Pierre Hébert who was a sculptor before him. He studied under both his father and Jean Feuchère from 1807 to 1852.
Emile Hébert eventually participated in the salon de Pris and the Exposition Universelle in 1855. He was awarded a Second Class medal in 1872 for creating La Comédie and Le Drame for the vaudeville theatre in Paris.
Emile Hébert was also partly responsible for the Neo-Grecian an Eygtian Rivival style. Being one of the few sculptors who were selected to work with the renowned bronze fondeur Georges Servant.