Beautiful rich deep tones in solid wood. Smooth finished well aged and well kept. Antique Bust of Hatian General Jean Jaques Dessalines 1804 to 1806. Signed "Ulysse Dabouse/Sculpteur jeremie Haiti", Also signed note J. A group of members in his administration, including Henri Christophe (October 6, 1767 - October 8, 1820) conspired and conducted a coup d'etat against Dessalines in 1806.
The revolt lead to the assassination of the Emperor that same year. Henri Christophe became President of the State of Haiti on 17 February 1807. He was proclaimed King of Haïti on 26 March 1811. Christophe committed suicide on October 8, 1820. Who was a military art collector.
His interest was in art but also the story of military leaders to whom lead take overs etc. CONDITION General marks and scratches to surface. With some painted composition detail cracking and with losses, minor cracking.With rubbing and minor chipped losses to painted decoration. Considering its age which I cannot verifie other than it being seen in pictures in our house when I was a child. I was born in 1958 so assume it older than I. The item "Antique Head face Bust of Hatian General Jean Jaques Dessalines 1804 to 1806" is in sale since Sunday, October 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "kamco2" and is located in Naples, Florida.
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