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Le Faucheur

Le Faucheur

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"Le Faucheur" (The Reaper) is a statue by French sculptor Eugène Guillaume. The statue depicts a figure representing death, holding a scythe. Le Faucheur is represented standing, his body naked, his legs apart, making the gesture of mowing with a scythe whose cutting edge grazes the end of a sheaf thrown between his feet. His young, beardless head is topped with a petasus (hat used in antiquity, with wide brim to shelter from the rain and the sun) decorated with a flower. The statue may symbolize the inevitability of death and the transience of life.
Le Faucheur skilfully draws inspiration from the bold and simple construction of the Borghese gladiator: same rigor of rectilinear axes, frontal planes. and same heroic momentum.

Artist

Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume (1822-1905) was a French sculptor. He studied under Cavelier, Millet, and Barrias, at the École des Beaux-Arts, which he entered in 1841, and where he gained the prix de Rome in 1845 with Theseus finding on a rock his father's sword. He became director of the École des Beaux-Arts in 1864, and director-general of Fine Arts from 1878–79, when the office was suppressed.

Year of creation

1849, XIX century

Location

Musée d'Orsay, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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