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Peter: REIMS CATHEDRAL- IDÉAL ET VANDALISME. Large studio model

SKU: 0940-13929-T8 $375.00
1914, France. REIMS CATHEDRAL- IDÉAL ET VANDALISME. By Victor Peter Victor Peter (1840-1918). Uniface, bronze studio cast 130mm x 170mm. OBVERSE: An angel rising before Reims Cathedral in flames with shells flying above. $375. ------------- Charles Victor Peter was born at Paris on December 20 1940. He studied art over the objections of his parents. He was a pupil of Sébastien Cornu, François Théodore Devaulx and Alexandre Falguière. He exhibited at the Salon and won a medal in 1879. He won a gold medal at the Universal Exposition of 1900. Peter worked in various media, but specialized in sculpture and medallic art. As a medallist, Peter is best known for his depictions of animals. He became professor of sculptur at the École Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in 1901 and was made a chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur. Peter died on March 20 1918.
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