Young Oriental Woman Albert Hambresin 68cm high.Albert HAMBRESIN (1850-1937) was a Belgian sculptor. He studied at the Academy of Brussels from 1853. In 1869, he became a pupil of Eugène Simonis, who taught him how to model from nature. Exhibits at the Brussels Salon (1875) the plaster statue 'Le filet knitter'. Repeat with 'Young fisherman' and a terracotta statue 'Reverie'. IN 1878, he shows 'Abel', the terracotta statue 'The Oracle of the fields' and the very attractive marble statuette 'Chérie' which will be acquired for the tombola. In the 1978 catalog it is mentioned that Hambresin made two statues for the main facade of the City Hall in Brussels: 'Bona d'Artois' and 'Isabelle du Portugal'. He also produced three allegories for the inner courtyard of the Town Hall (1771): 'Sculpture, Painting, Architecture.
In 1880, he appeared on the list of sculptors who made terracotta statues for the decoration of the rooms of the Artistic Circle. For the Zennik Market Square, he sculpts the statue of Senator P.J. Wincqz. The State commissioned a bronze bust of Louis Van Bodeghem architecture for the Museum of Brussels (lost wax technique, developed around this time).