Condition: This sculpture is in a perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 19" X Width 7"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 7"
Height without base:18"
During this period, drummers played a crucial role in conveying messages to troops through the rhythmic beats of their drums. The mature age of the drummers is reflected in their portrayal in this sculpture, emphasizing the seriousness and responsibility of their role. Carrying a sword, though often not branded, these drummers were distinctive figures on the battlefield. Not typically engaged in combat, their primary function was communication, making them vital components of the military machinery. The sculpture pays homage to these unsung heroes of the past, capturing the essence of their duty and the historical context in which they operated.
Standing at a height of 19 inches, this cast bronze sculpture is a testament to the skill of the artist, Picault. The choice to mount the sculpture on a black marble base adds both stability and a visually appealing presentation. The signature of the artist serves as a mark of authenticity, acknowledging the craftsmanship that went into creating this evocative portrayal of a drummer from the French civil war period. As a historical tribute, this sculpture invites viewers to reflect on the role of communication and symbolism in military history.