Captivating French Bronze Sculpture “Young Woman With Bird” Signed Auguste Moreau
French Bronze Sculpture “Young Woman With Bird” Signed Auguste Moreau
This elegant French bronze sculpture by Auguste Moreau depicts a young woman with a bird. She looks elegant and very attractive, by the way she is standing and her clothes are subtly clinging to her body,
The design of this antique bronze sculpture is very elegant in form and composition. Also the patina of this bronze sculpture has an attractive and warm colour and is in an excellent condition. It carries the signature “Auguste Moreau” and rests on a rotating red marble base.
Dimensions: 68 cm high, 30 cm wide, 28 cm deep.
Diameter of the rotating red marble base: 22 cm.
Weight: 20.6 kg.
Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau (1834-1917)
Auguste Moreau was a French sculptor, who was born on 22 February 1834 in Dijon and died 11 November 1917 in Malesherbes. He was the third son of the sculptor and painter Jean Baptiste Moreau and the younger brother of the sculptors Hippolyte Moreau and Mathurin Moreau. So it was only natural that he also became an artist too. In 1861 he made his debut at the Salon, where he exhibited regularly until 1913. His subjects were primarily genre scenes, pastorals and allegories. His style was realistic and graceful.
Literature: Pierre Kjellberg “Bronzes of the 19th century” p. 505-508