Although Rude's nephew and pupil, Emmanuel Frémiet had a difficult start. He worked at the medical school for the moulding of anatomical parts, then at zoological studies currently kept at the Garden of Plants in Paris.
Famous as an animal sculptor, he received commissions from the State, such as the equestrian statue of Joan of Arc erected at the Place des Pyramides in Paris, and the groups crowning the pylons of the Alexandre III bridge.
His preoccupation with historical truth, his precision in the rendering of details make him very quickly reach fame.
Emmanuel Frémiet continued to take care of his drawing class at the Garden of Plants where he had replaced Antoine Barye until his death.
Reproduction in patinated resin.
Height: 10,5 cm.
Width: 8,5 cm.
Depth: 4,5 cm.
Weight: 0,300 kg.
Artist: Emmanuel Frémiet (1824-1910)
Artistic current: XIXth century
Museum: Dijon - Museum of Fine Arts