19th Century French Patinated Spelter Sculpture Signed Mathurin Moreau
This elegant figure composition was crafted in France circa 1880; made of spelter, the statue depicts a young seated beauty drinking from a watering fountain with bird perched on the top of the cantral pillar. The subject features fine details, and is signed on the base by the artist, Math Moreau. The sculpture is in excellent condition with a rich patinated bronze finish. Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912), was a French sculptor in the academic style. Moreau was born in Dijon, first exhibited in the 1848 Salon, and finally received a medal of honor from the Salon in 1897. He was made mayor of the 19th arrondissement of Paris, and in 1912 had a street named in his honor. His father was the sculptor Jean-Baptiste-Louis-Joseph Moreau and his siblings included sculptors Hippolyte and Auguste Moreau. He died in Paris in 1912. Listed in the Benezit. Measures: 8.25″ diameter x 18″ height.
|Dimensions||8.25" W x 8.25" D x 18" H|
Late 19th Century