(1806 - 1862)
Francois-Christophe-Armand Toussaint was active/lived in France. FrancoisChristopheArmand Toussaint is known for sculpture.
Biography Francois-Christophe-Armand Toussaint
Armand Toussaint first exhibited a plaster model at the 1847 Salon in Paris entitled "Un esclave indien portant une torche" along with its female pendant.
The models were cast in bronze three years later, commissioned by the French Ministre de l'intérieur, and after being exhibited at the 1850-1851 Paris Salon (exh. no 3599) they were placed in the Ministry's bureau in the Palais de l'Elysée.
These models described as "Les deux indiens (esclaves porte-lumières)" can be seen in the Barbedienne catalogue from 1855, then edited in two sizes (112cm and 70cm).
At the 1862 Great Exhibition in London, Graux-Marly also exhibits a cast of these torchères, described by the French reporter Deherain as fol
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