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Yevgeny Lansere
Russian (1848 - 1886) Primary



Two Camels and Rider

1875
Bronze

10 1/2 in. x 8 in. x 8 in. (26.67 cm x 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: W.480
Other Number(s): Deanery.24 (Deanery Number)
Geography: Asia, Russia, St. Petersburg
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures; Bronzes
Culture/Nationality: Russian
Collection: Deanery Collection, M. Carey Thomas Collection
Yevgeny Yevgenyevich Lansere (1875-1946) was a Russian artist, born near St. Petersburg into a family of prominent Russian artists, architects, and composers. In addition to his work in painting and sculpture, Lansere illustrated the Caucasian novellas of Leo Tolstoy, and his later interest in Asian art was sparked by trips he took to Japan and Turkey in the 1920s.

This 10” tall bronze statue was listed in the inventory of the Deanery taken in 1917, along with numerous other figurines. It is the only surviving statue from a group of at least three larger bronzes by Lansere, including the famous work known as ‘Cossack After the Battle.’ The statue stood with other bronzes first in the entrance hall and later in the Deanery’s large sitting room, the Dorothy Vernon Room.

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  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • bronze - Refers to a broad range of alloys of copper, specifically any non-ferrous alloy of copper, tin, and zinc or other trace metals. Bronze was made before 3,000 BCE -- possibly as early as 10,000 BCE, although its common use in tools and decorative items is dated only in later artifacts. The proportions of copper and tin vary widely, from 70 to 95 percent copper in surviving ancient artifacts. Because of the copper base, bronze may be very malleable and easy to work. By the Middle Ages in Europe, it was recognized that using the metals in certain proportions could yield specific properties. Some modern bronzes contain no tin at all, substituting other metals such as aluminum, manganese, and even zinc. Historically, the term was used interchangeably with "latten." U.S. standard bronze is composed of 90% copper, 7% tin and 3% zinc. Ancient bronze alloys sometimes contained up to 14% tin.
  • Camelus - Members of a genus of even-toed ungulates containing two living species and several extinct species. Living members have a humped back, short tail, long slim legs, and long neck that dips downward and rises to a small narrow head, an upper lip that is split into two sections that move independently. The Arabian camel species has a single hump, and the Bactrian camel species has two humps.
  • Russian - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of Russia, or to the cultures that have occupied the principal lands of historic Russia in eastern Europe and northern and western Asia. It may also be used to refer to the larger group of cultures controlled by the historic Soviet Union.
  • sculpture - Three-dimensional works of art in which images and forms are produced in relief, in intaglio, or in the round. The term refers particularly to art works created by carving or engraving a hard material, by molding or casting a malleable material (which usually then hardens), or by assembling parts to create a three-dimensional object. It is typically used to refer to large or medium-sized objects made of stone, wood, bronze, or another metal. Small objects are typically referred to as "carvings" or another appropriate term. "Sculpture" refers to works that represent tangible beings, objects, or groups of objects, or are abstract works that have defined edges and boundaries and can be measured. As three-dimensional works become more diffused in space or time, or less tangible, use appropriate specific terms, such as "mail art" or "environmental art."

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