~ Bronze French Infantry Drummer 1888 by E.H. Dumaige ~
This is a bronze statue of a French infantry drummer of the first empire. The base of the statue reads “E H Dumaige Paris 1888”. An excellent decorative piece. Henry Etienne Dumaige (1830-1888) was a French sculptor. He was the student of Jean Feuchère and Christophe Dumont. He exhibited at the Salon of French Artists from 1863 to 1886. He exhibited including The Golden Age, a plaster group at the Salon of 1863, then 1864; Hero to the Salon of 1866 and Fatherland, bronze group at the Salon of 1886. Dumaige was rewarded with a second medal in 1880. For the foundry Houdebine, participating in Exposition Universelle of 1878 in Paris, he composed two caryatides-women-torchères, but he also worked for other founders. Among other things, he made statues for the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, then the one representing Rabelais, a marble for the City of Tours.
~ Condition ~
The statue is in very good condition with a very small hole in the nose. Please see the pictures for more detail as they form part of our condition report.