This is simply exquisite and riveting. It captures movement and grace that Auguste Moreau was so famous for. So much has been written about this incredible French sculpture that I have written very little about him at the end of the listing.
Medium: Bronze on Marble Base.
Size: 23 inches tall.
Signed: Back. (Photos to follow).
Condition: Very Good.
Auguste Moreau (French 1834-1917)
The Moreau family sculptor dynasty begins with Jean Baptiste Moreau, who was born in Dijon, France at the end of the 18th century. Jean Baptiste had three sons who followed in his footsteps, they were Auguste, Mathurin and Hyppolyte-François. The legacy continued with Auguste’s sons, Louis Auguste and Hyppolyte Francois. Members of the Moreau family often studied at the famous École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Auguste Moreau, the third son of sculptor and painter Jean Baptiste Moreau, Auguste initiated himself to sculpture along with his older brother Mathurin. In 1861, he made his debut at the Salon, where he would exhibit regularly until 1913. His subjects were primarily genre scenes, pastorals, and allegories; his style was realistic and graceful, revealing his relation to the other members of the Moreau dynasty. (The similitude of names sometimes provokes confusion in the attribution of certain works signed without first initial.)
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