FRENCH DELARUE PICARD Hand Painted African Figural Man on a Stool Marked Modele Depose is an amazing piece of craftsmanship. This company went into business in 1983, even though the bottom of these figures are marked 1885. They have an online catalogue that shows some of their work, but this one is an older piece and not being made any longer. They were very popular until copies started to be made. This one came from an estate and is original. This figure is 8 inches high. His shirt is bright blue, his pants are deep plum. There is a scratch of some sort on the back of his shirt as can be seen in the photos.