1898 Poland Adam Mickiewicz Bronze Plaque by Huguenin
  • 1898 Poland Adam Mickiewicz Bronze Plaque by Huguenin
  • 1898 Poland Adam Mickiewicz Bronze Plaque by Huguenin

1898 Poland Adam Mickiewicz Bronze Plaque by Huguenin



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A very rare example of a bronze bust plaque of Adam Bernard Mickiewicz, a Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor of Slavic literature, and political activist.

He is regarded as national poet in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The plaque is oval in shape, with the left side image of Mickiewicz. Along the top edge is written in capitals is ADAM MICKIEWICZ 1793 – 1855 and it is signed at the base H. Huguenin 1898. Condition is very good. Although little about him is known in the West, he was a principal figure in Polish Romanticism, and is counted as one of Poland's "Three Bards" ("Trzej Wieszcze") and is widely regarded as Poland's greatest poet.] He is also considered one of the greatest Slavic and European poets and has been dubbed a "Slavic bard". A leading Romantic dramatist, he has been compared in Poland and Europe to Byron and Goethe.

As a result of political agitation he was sent to serve five years of exile to Russia, where he became popular in San Petersburg society. Mickiewicz received permission to go abroad in 1829 and travelled to the German States, Prague, and then down to Italy, settling in Rome. Uprisings in Poland drew him back. He then moved to Paris, but remained active in the fight for Polish Independence. He went to Turkey to support the Crimean War, with the mission to contact Polish dissidents and organise a Jewish Brigade. Whilst there he became ill and died. His body was sent back to France and later reburied in Poland.

Henri-Edouard Huguenin (Dezot) (1879-1920) was a Swiss engraver and medallist. He was the son of Fritz Huguenin, a watchmaker of note . He was the artist in the family and worked partly independently, but also for his brother, who continued the studio for watch decoration Huguenin Frères . Henri-Edouard was responsible for the artistic achievement. Amongst his works, he is famous for a series of bust plaques of famous people, including Field Marshal Kitchener and other generals.

Size: 6.2 x 21 x 2.5 cm (2 7/16 x 8 ¼ x 1 inches)
Weight: 830 g


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