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SIR JAMSETJEE JEEJEEBHOY (1783-1859), FIRST BARONET

SIR JAMSETJEE JEEJEEBHOY (1783-1859), FIRST BARONET

Item Description:

ANOTHER PROPERTY



Bronze

Height 17 1/8 in. (43.4 cm.)



LITERATURE:

Percy Ward-Jackson, Carlo Marochetti, The Works, online catalogue, available at http://www.fineartfacts.com/



Baron Carlo Marochetti was born in Turin, Italy but returned with his father to France at an early age. He first concentrated on neo-classical themes, and later turned to large statues and bronze figures. He created several public works for various spaces, including, the statue of Richard the Lionheart outside the House of Lords and the equestrian statue of the Duke of Orleons for the Louvre courtyard.



As it was not common for his foundry to cast bronzes of this small size, it is entirely possibly that this work may have been cast by Morel Ladeuil, who is known to have worked on smaller bronzes for Marochetti. A bronze version of Sir Jamsetjee, described as 'Statuette of Sir Jamsetjee Jejebehoy [sic], seated in a chair' was sold as part of the contents of Marochetti's studio after his death, but as there is no image nor measurements included in this entry, there is no way of determining whether this is the same object as the present bronze.



A life-size marble of the present model of Sir Jamsetjee, completed in 1858, is in the Old Town Hall in Mumbai. The present bronze is a smaller version of a statue on Veer Nariman Road in Mumbai, which had earlier been loaned to the Victoria and Albert Museum (1868-1934), and was exhibited in the London International Exhibition of 1862. A smaller version is at the Sir JJ Hospital. Sir Jamsetjee received his baronetcy from Queen Victoria, as symbolised through the medal on his chest.



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About The Artist:

CARLO MAROCHETTI (1805-1867)

AUCTION
₹ 300,000.00 ( Low est. )

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