For your consideration is a late 19th c. bronze of a young Mozart by the French sculptor Adrien Gaudez. We have the figure of Mozart, finely dressed in period costume, with his ear tilted downward as he tunes his violin. The bronze is patinated a rich dark brown and the casting detail is excellent. Inscribed into the base is the artist's signature, A.Gaudez. A plaque mounted on the base reads, ‘Mozart - par(by) A.Gaudez - hors concours (for competition) ‘ , meaning that this bronze was submitted, or made for, a competition or exhibition. The bronze is raised on a heavily veined, green marble base adorned with a ring of beading. A nice addition to a collection or for a fan of the Austrian master composer.
Size : 14 1/2" (36.83cm) tall. Base is 4 7/8" (12.38cm) in diameter.
Condition : Two small dots of patina wear below his left coat pocket (I will photograph this and get it up asap). Marble base is not original to the statue. Otherwise great original condition.
Bio : Andrien Etienne Gaudez was born in Lyon, France in 1845. He began exhibiting at the Paris Salons in the 1860's and received numerous awards for his work. He modeled several outdoor monuments for the French citizens and continued working right up to his death in 1902.
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