Antique bronze sculpture of a nude figural woman hammering a nail into an oversized horseshoe. French foundry mark on horseshoe and signed: Récipon.
The title of this sculpture by George Récipon is Le prote-bonheur ou La Chance. George Récipon was an important French sculptor 1860-1920. He studied with Dumont and Francais, and exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1879. In 1888 he became an Associate of Artistes de Francais an thereafter exhibited at the salon winning a medal in 1890 and a first class medal in 1901. Also had honorable mentions and silver medal at the Expositions of 1889 and 1900 respectively, and received Legion d'Honneur in the latter year. He was not only a sculptor but also a painter. He sculptured classical subjects notably the two bronze Quadrigae on the Palace of fine arts and the Nymphs representing the Seine and the Neva on the Pont Alexandria III in Paris.
A similar model, sold at Sotheby's Paris on February 23, 2005 (lot #197) realized over $6,00! The composition depicts a beautiful nude lady with a hammer in her right hand and horsehoe nail in the left. She's getting ready to hammer in the nail. She has a beautiful face and body. Récipon made this is in two sizes. This model is the largest size known of this edition. The model we are offering is in excellent condition has a lovely patina. This is a wonderful composition of a very desirable French bronze nude. Excellent condition guaranteed to please.
Dimensions: 5.5"H x 8"W x 7"D
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