TurbotMarcel Bourainec1925 Paris
1Turbot 11 x 22 in. Unframed$325.00
2Turbot 11 x 22 in. Framed$475.00
3Turbot 17.75 x 35 in. Unframed$650.00
4Turbot 17.75 x 35 in. Framed$925.00
Dimensions are print size in inches.
- Period image of historical significance
- High-presence 7-color production
- 100% cotton archival fine art paper
- Beautifully crafted hand finished wood Art Deco styled frames with non-glare acrylic picture glass
- Allow 1-2 weeks for framing
This Art Deco print of Marcel Bouraine's Turbot sculpture has a simplified realism and geometry that is a defining aspect of Art Deco style. This photograph, circa 1925, captures the form and depth of the piece with light and shadow. Turbot is a celebrated fish in many cultures dating back to Roman times.
Marcel Bouraine (1886-1948) was a significant French statuary artist. Mainly self-taught and working mostly in bronze, many of Bouraine's sculptures were of classical themes. Bouraine studied for a period under Jean-Alexndre-Joseph Falguiere. While a German prisoner during the 1914-1918 war, he produced several monuments in Switzerland. Bouraine used two pseudonyms, Derenne and Briand, mainly on metal pieces produced by his life long friend and foundry owner Max Le Verrier. Both Le Verrier and Bouraine were friends with Pierre Le Faguays and they all frequently worked together. They all studied together at the Beaux Arts in Geneva. In 1922, he exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries and most of the main Paris salons. He executed sculptures for many French firms, including Susse Freres, Etling, Max Le Verrier and Austria's Arthur Goldscheider. In 1928 Gabriell Argy-rousseau commissioned a number of figurines from Bouraine, mainly female nudes, but also a fountain and an illuminated group in coloured, translucent glass. He executed two major commissions for the 1937 Paris International Exhibition.