19th Century French Bronze Bull Sculpture on Beige Marble Base Signed Clesinger
Crafted in France, circa 1860 and beautifully executed, the patinated bovine figure is shown standing a carved beige marble slab, looking defiant and proud with a calm but attentive attitude. Signed on the base by the artist, Auguste Clesinger, the antique sculpture is in excellent condition with a rich patinated finish. Similar models are published in the book “Les Bronzes du XIXe siècle, Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs” by Pierre Kjellberg 2005, page 238. Place this large bronze bull sculpture in an office or a desk. Jean Baptiste Auguste Clesinger (1814-1883) was a French sculptor and painter born in Besançon. Son of another outstanding sculptor Georges Philippe, Clesinger studied in Rome, then exhibited at the Paris Salon between 1843 and 1864, receiving good reviews including third price in 1846 and 1847. Getting first price in 1848, he was awarded the Legion of Honor of France in 1849. He crafted both busts, mythological sculptures and bronzes of various themes; among them were his bulls figures standing alone or in fights with other bulls. Listed in the Benezit. Measures: 17″W x 8.5″D x 17.25″H.
|Dimensions||17 × 8.5 × 17.25 in|