Emmanuel Frémiet (sculptor)

Emmanuel Frémiet, (1824-1910) was a French sculptor, born in Paris; pupil of Rude; was first known as a sculptor of animals. He then produced a series of statues and groups, mainly equestrian, among them "Joan of Arc" (1874), at Paris; a second "Joan of Arc" (1889), at Nancy; "Velásquez" (1891), at Paris; and "Lesseps" (1900), at the entrance to the Suez Canal. Frémiet also dealt with imaginary figures and scenes such as "Gorilla and Woman" (1887).

Frémiet - Gorilla and woman

Emmanuel Frémiet - Gorilla Carrying off a Woman - 1887 Bronze