Lot n° 29
200 - 400
François GRELLET en religion : Frère Athanase (1838-1908)
"Mieczyslaw KAMIENSKI 1833-1859" Pastel on blue paper, 32 x 48.5 cm, signed lower right: "Athanase Grellet painter, student of Horace Vernet".
Mieczyslaw KAMIENSKI, a young Polish volunteer who died in 1859 at the Battle of Magenta, was sculpted in 1861 at the precise moment when he received the impact of the fatal bullet by the sculptor Jules Franceschi (1825-1893). He rests under this sculpture at the Montmartre cemetery in Paris.
Provenance: Pierre-Henri MAYEUX then by descent.
Pierre-Henri MAYEUX (1845-1929) Government Architect: The Sacré-Cœur in Paris, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the École Polytechnique, the Sèvres factory… painter, draftsman and engraver, exhibited at the Salon of French Artists from 1873 . Works in museum collections, including the Louvre (decorator of Sèvres vases placed in the large painting gallery), Orsay (drawings), Petit Palais (drawings)... Professor of decorative art at the École nationale des fine arts and author of reference books always republished including: La Composition decorative, 1885, Paris: Société française d'Édition d'Art et Fantaisies architecturales, 1898, Paris: Armand Guérinet.
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