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Re: sculpture of Jules Verne by Leon Pilet ! !

From: Andrew Nash <anash~at~julesverne.ca>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 15:24:04 -0400
To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

I guess the seller has some confusion as well..... according
to a google search, and looking in their Cache, this same sculpture was
originally listed as:

"19c French Bronze Robert Lee Civil War Listed Pilet 19th Century...
Signed Leon Pilet on the base. Nice patina, high relief depiction of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee as a statesman, gesturing with one hand and touching several books a top a pedestal with the other......"

... Andrew

At 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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