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Re: sculpture of Jules Verne by Leon Pilet ! ! or Verdi

From: Andrew Nash <anash~at~julesverne.ca>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 15:18:06 -0400
To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

AHA!!! ... Maybe....
I thought it looked like Verne,  ..it has the familiar "bow"(?) tie when you look at the close ups
But admittedly, every time I see Verdi I think the same thing!!!

I guess if we could see the books he was resting on, that might seal it!

If it is Verdi, it is not very musical looking! (if that makes any sense)

... Andrew

tAt 02:40 PM 28/04/2006, you wrote:
I'm sure, that's not Jules Verne, but probably Giuseppe Verdi.

Cheers, Volker

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> Betreff: sculpture of Jules Verne by Leon Pilet ! !

Hello, just curious if anyone has ever seen this sculpture before, or if
> anyone has seen it in person (and where) ?
> http://www.goantiques.com/detail,jules-verne-french,665793.html
> here is the description:
> Description: Signed Leon Pilet on the base
> with a nice patina, high relief depiction of the famous French science
> fiction author Jules Verne, debonairly dressed, gesturing with one hand
> while leaning against several books a top a pedestal in the midst of a
> passionate speech or a toast amongst his many inner circle friends of the
> day.  Size: 34 inches height.   Leon Pilet (1830-1916)
> (some books have him listed as Pillet) is a listed French sculptor. This
> might possibly be one of the largest works Pilet ever did.
> Andrew

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