Antoine Sartorio, Architectural mascaron for Marseille Opera.

Antoine Sartorio (1885-1988)

A rare metal (cooper ?) mascaron for Marseille opera facade.
Circa 1920-1925.
Impressive dimensions.
Mascaron only is 71cm 71cm 31cm
Total height with wood base 88cm.


Literature
Emile Ripert, "Le grand théâtre de Marseille", L'Architecture, February 25, 1925, pp. 41-48, one of the two masks illustrated fig. 53

Antoine Sartorio.

Student at the School of Fine Arts in Paris of master sculptors, Jean-Antoine Injalbert and Emmanuel Hannaux participates in collective exhibitions at the Salon of French artists in Paris since 1891.
Antoine Sartorio was made a Chevalier in the Order of the Legion of Honor in 1926. His sculptor peers at the Salon des Artistes Français awarded him a 3rd class medal and a 2nd class medal in 1911, then a silver medal in 1934 as well as an honorary diploma in 1937.
1921: The Jouques War Memorial, designed by Gustave Salgé, was sculpted by Antoine Sartorio in 1921
1922: Monument for the centenary of Brazil, in Santos (Castel, architect)
1924: Attic of the Marseille Opera (Castel, Ébrard and Raymond, architects)
1927: National monument to the heroes of the Army of the Orient and the Distant Lands of Marseille (Castel, architect)
1929: Facade of the Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice (Delmas, architect)
1933: Facade of the Marseille courthouse (Castel, architect)
1935: The Effigies of the Mirabeau bridge representing the four departments (Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, Var and Alpes de Haute-Provence)
1937: Bas-relief: Africa, on the exterior wall of the Palais de Chaillot in Paris
1938: Monument to King Alexander 1st of Yugoslavia and to Louis Barthoux in Marseille (Castel, architect)
Courtesy of Violaine Ménard-Kiener, granddaughter of Antoine Sartorio and Florence Vuillard.
REFERENCE: sar0104