A Belgian sculptor of great talent, Jef Lambeaux created around twenty monumental works for public space. A polemist with a very romantic personality, he got some glory in his time.
Recalling the ancient sculpture of the dying Galate, this bronze conveys extreme pain very well by the tortured expression of the face and the clenching of the hands and feet. This sculpture is not unlike the manner of Rodin, his contemporary.
Exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.