Emmanuel Villanis - An Art Nouveau French spelter bust
entitled "Carmela" circa 1900, the young woman with a proud
gaze, the spelter with a bronzed and gilded finish. Slight flaking
and wear to the finish.
Above is the bronze version (this bust can be found entitled
Carmen or Carmela) from the book "Emmanuel Villanis" by Josje
Born in France of Italian parentage. He was educated in Italy, but
worked and exhibited in France in the Salon de Paris and at the Paris
Exposition Universelle. In 1889 he received an honourable mention. The
characteristic and unmistakable "look" of the eyes of his subjects is
due to his technique of deep cutting and his sculptures can be found
in plaster, spelter, marble and bronze.