Emmanuel Frémiet was a sculptor and stage designer.
He studied at the Petite Ecole (Ecole Gratuite de Dessin), Paris and with his uncle the sculptor François Rude, making his Salon début in 1843. Fremiet specialised in bronze figures of animals although he was also concerned with historical subjects, receiving a commission from Napoleon III in c. 1853 for a series of statuettes Figures from the Army of the Second Empire (destroyed 1871; bronze replicas in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Dijon). He carried out many public commissions subsequently, many of them of animal and/or heroic-historical subjects. He exhibited at the Salon, the Expositions Universelle and elsewhere.
Ward-Jackson, P., 'Emmanuel Fremiet,' Grove Dictionary of Art Online, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 17 August 2004).