|A beautiful Art Nouveau gilt bronze sculpture of La Muse des Bois or 'The muse of the woods', by Albert Lefeuvre and stamped with the foundry stamp 'Siot-Decauville Fondeur Paris'. Also numbered'P445'.
The figure of the muse, learning against a tree and playing pipes is set upon a green marble base.
The quality of the features, especially seen in her face is exquisite.
The gilt bronze is entirely original, and uncleaned.
Born in Paris Albert-Lefeuvre learned his craft from the famous French sculptors Augustin-Alexandre Dumont (1801-1884) and Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguière (1831-1900).
36 and a half cm tall