A superb recent private estate acquisition in this antique French Art Nouveau era deep chocolate bronzed cast metal statue of a smiling woman on a raised tiered wooden base by renowned French sculptor Henri Louis Levasseur (French, 1853-1915). Signed "H. Levasseur" to lower verso. C. 1880-1900.
This is a superb collector heirloom art piece by any means – simply a wonderful presentation of Henri Levasseur's artistic skills in one of his renowned female bust. From the top of her head dress, long hair, fair facial features, wonderful smile and period accent attire – she has all of the attributes of the associated Levasseur attributes that make his art pieces so highly sought after by collectors. In addition - she is patinated in wonderful chocolate bronze that showcases well with her raised tiered black wooden base!
It is extremely difficult to find Art Nouveau era bust in any condition - much less bronzed and in this shape. This is a great serious collector piece of wonderful detail and beauty. She is solid, heavy and will demand attention.
This wonderful heirloom quality statue would look great regardless of where you choose to display her due to her size, artistic detail and amazing darkened bronze patina. She would look great in an entry foyer, on a desk, table, shelf, dresser, mantle or especially on her own pedestal. She would look exquisite in any Edwardian, Victorian, French or Art Nouveau themed décor and will make a great addition to any bronze, statue or Henri Levasseur collection. But, you better hurry as this will not last long!
Height: 14 inches Width: 6 ½ inches Weight: Approximately 8 lbs packaged: Condition: Very Good Collector's Condition – No Damage – Only normal wear and use indicators commensurable with her 100+ years age.
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