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Superb Rare Large 19th Century Photo Sculpture Copper Bust by Willeme
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Rare Photosculpture by WILLEME In 1860 Willème deposited his patent in Paris, for a process of photo-sculpture. The plastic properties are achieved by a special method of taking numerous silhouette views of the subject. These are then used to produce a 3-dimensional object. The artist would have used a pantograph to transfer the silhouettes to the chosen medium. In this case a fabulous copper and brass bust. François Willème presented and described his process to the French Photographic Society on 17 May 1861. This fabulous copper bust with a brass socle base is a rare beauty, small area of denting to the rear of the right lower shoulder. A fabulous decorative item.
The Art of Quality has clarified that the Superb Rare Large 19th Century Photo Sculpture Copper Bust by Willeme (LA329240) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 19thc
Very good with usual small knocks commensurate with age
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