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Jean Mich - Portrait of Chin-Fan Han Yang - The cook. Signed bronze with brown patina - Susse Frères Editors, Paris.

Lot reference 16713081

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In good condition.

Bronze with beautiful brown patina from artist Jean Mich.

Jean Pierre Mich (1871–1932) is a Luxembourger sculptor and designer, close to Jugendstil movement.
Native to Bitburg-Prüm (his family origins), Jean Mich comes to Paris and, as Fine Arts student, he enters into sculptor Gabriel-Jules Thomas workshop. Mich continues his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
Member of the 'Cercle artistique de Luxembourg' (Luxembourg artistic circle), in 1902 he was awarded with the first 'Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe' (Grand-Duke Adolphe Prize).
In 1903, and then, in 1910, he travels several times to China. There, he receives the request to make an imposing funerary monument for the dignitary and viceroy Zhang Zhidong, among others. He lives in the Hubei province where he meets an old friend, the Luxembourger pioneer engineer Eugène Ruppert (1864–1950) who supervises different major construction works. But the Chinese Revolution that breaks out in October 1911 puts an end to construction works and the two men return to Europe. Several busts signed Mich were made in Paris at Susse's workshop in 1912.
Between 1910 and 1913, Mich works on the facade of the 'Banque et Caisse d'Épargne de l'État' and he makes a certain number of ornamental sculptures, including the two pilasters placed at the entrance.
The First World War jeopardises a large number of other projects, then, in 1920, he entered second into a national competition project, won by Claus Cito, for the Remembrance Monument, the Gëlle Fra. Disappointed, Mich moves to Paris and he seems to have earned his living there as a worker-sculptor for various construction companies.
He died in Arcueil, in 1932.
Forgotten, his works were only rediscovered about twenty years after.
The 'Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art' in Luxembourg is preparing an exhibition that will take place from the 26/10/18 to the 27/01/19.

Measurements: 41 x 27 cm.
Minor scraps.
Weight: 12.5.


Reviews given: 4
Member since: January 16, 2018
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  • Very good specimen, arrived safely, thank you.

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