'Le chercheur' French bronze sculpture by Émile Louis Picault

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A good French bronze titled 'Le chercheur' probably depicting a chemist, he is looking quizzically at the potion bottle held in his hand, a satchel around his waist and a thermometer resting against the book between his legs, the words on the book read 'é principio oriuntur omnia' which translates from latin to 'All the elements rise'. Signed to the bronze base 'E Picault' on a stepped marble base.
French. Circa 1890.
£1900

Depth: 
21 cm
Height: 
62 cm
Width: 
22 cm