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Nicolas Tournier

Interesting info: Tournier's

The Carrying of the Cross

was stolen in 1818 and found in 2009 Weiss Gallery purchased it in 2010 for €400,000 and took it to an art fair in Paris, where the French government detained it, ostensibly as rediscovered long-lost work; effectively banning it from leaving France.

Provenance:  David with the Head of Goliath belonged to the Ian Woodner Family Collection.  It sold at Christie's New York in 2002.

H 76.2 cm   W 62.2 cm
H 30 in  W 24.5 in
David with the Head of Goliath
Circle of Nicolas Tournier
(Montbéliard 1590-1657 Toulouse)
A fine bronze sculpture by Duchoiselle, depicting the High  Priest Eli with the Prophet Samuel as a child.  Duchoiselle supplied ceiling reliefs for the Louvre and Garnier's Opera.  Other examples of this model, which Duchoiselle created along  with a pendant work of a male Indian, probably in the 1860s, were produced in marble by the Frilli Gallery, Florence.  In June, 2014 Sotheby's New York auctioned off two Duchoiselle Indian statues.  In 2009, Pierre Bergé & Associés, of Belgium, auctioned off  a Eli and Samuel at the Temple statue.

H 33 cm   W 24 cm
H 13.5 in  W 9.25 in  D 7 in

Eli and Samuel at the Temple

Antique Bronze (13.5 x 9.75 x 7)
Duchoiselle (1880 France)