Summer - French 19th Century Sculpture

Attractive metal statue - L'Ete or Summer- with a bronze patina by the French sculptor Auguste Moreau. The statue dates from the late 19th Century.

Auguste Louis Moreau was born in Dijon in 1834 and died in Malesherbes in 1917. He was the youngest son of sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Moreau and studied under his father and along with his brothers has become known for his figurative work. Auguste himself is particularly known for his Art Noveau style figures with his subjects being primarily young maidens sensuously clad in a swirling diaphanous dress and usually decorated with flowers and birds or allegorical and genre scenes incorporating cupids and young children. His style was realistic and graceful, revealing his relation to the other members of the Moreau family. In 1861 Moreau made his debut at the Salon where he would exhibit regularly until 1913.

Dimensions - 59 cm high x 34 cm x 35 cm

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Summer - French 19th Century Sculpture

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