French Bronze Allegorical Sculpture of Motherhood signed T. Doriot - c. 19th Century, France

Beautiful French bronze sculpture representing Motherhood depicting a mother and child sitting on a Directoire style tabouret with hooved feet, typical of post Revolution France. The sculpture is signed on a corner of the stool, DORIOT T. Theodore Doriot, was a 19th Century French School sculptor best known for his bust of Marianne, symbol of the Republic of France, made for the French Senate. As the early representations of Marianne, this sculpture has classic features and is meant to represent universal Motherhood rather than portray any woman in particular. Theodore Doriot (born in Vendome, France in 1829 - died past the age of 70 around the turn of the century) was a disciple of the French Romantic sculptor Francois Rude (1784-1855), author of important public monuments including the sculptural frieze ornament and group on the Arc de Triomphe known as La Marseillaise. Theodore Doriot made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1868 exhibiting a statue of Fauna. In good used condition with patina wear and imperfections as shown. This is a heavy and substantial piece. Shipped professionally packed and fully insured with tracking number.

Measurements: 19 in. (48 cm.) high

Item ID: 1831

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$1,600 USD SOLD

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