SKU: 15486-12T $400.00
U.S.A. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. By Jules Édouard Roiné (1857-1916). Bronze 171mm. Loop on the reverse for hanging (as made). $400. --------- Jules Édouard Roiné was born in Nantes on October 24, 1857. He studied under the reknown sculptor Léopold Morice. He travelled to America in 1881, where he remained until he returned to France in 1898. While in France he may have studied under the medallists Oscar Roty and Frédéric de Vernon. Roiné returned to America. As a result of receiving more commissions than he could manage on his own, he formed a partnership with Felix Weil in 1908. They earned a reputation for creating bas-reliefs, galvano designs and medals.. In 1915 he developed kidney disease and which interfered with his ability to work. He decided to return to France, where he died on April 11 1916. Roiné’s gained a repuation and many accolades on both sides of the Altanic. His medallic portrait of Abraham Lincoln is regarded by many as the finest medallic portrait of Lincoln After Roiné’s final departure back to France, Weil attempted to keep the business going on his own,. The workload however was greater than he could manage, so his brother, Henri, joined him in establishing the Medalic Art Company, which would become the leading producer of medallic art in America. .
Category:American, By Artist
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