Antique French bronze of putti signed A Moreau, on rouge marble base

Antique French bronze of putti signed A Moreau, on rouge marble base
Antique patinated bronze antique sculpture by Auguste Moreau of a young child sitting upon a naturalistic base holding up, and looking at a dove, in his right hand. The beautifully modelled child is chubby and is covered with charming dimples. His modesty is covered by a cloth draped over one leg which is splayed out to the front while his right hand leans on a tree stump. The bronze is signed on one side by Auguste Moreau and on the other by the famous fondeurs Raingo Freres. The bronze is set upon a fine shaped rouge marble base. France Circa 1880. 9 inches high by 8 inches deep and 6 inches wide ( 22.5 cms by 20 cms by 15 cms). Auguste Moreau. 1834-1917. He studied under Mathurin Moreau. In 1861, Auguste made his debut at the Salon where he would exhibit regularly until 1913. His subjects were primarily young maidens sensuously clad in 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. His compositions encapsulate a feeling of innocence whilst incorporating an air of mischievous fun. Raingo Freres. La Maison Raingo Frères, founded in 1813, was located in 1830 at 8 rue de Paris. First recognized as clockmakers, the four Raingo Brothers added art and furniture bronzes in their catalogues in 1841. In 1860, this “Maison”, furnished bronzes for Napoleon III and Eugenia Empress, and possessed numerous collection pieces. Their early works were models from the antique and they then published works by living artists.The most famous were Pradier, Carrier-Belleuse and Auguste Moreau.

Stock Number: 4565

Origin: France

Price: SOLD

Availability: SOLD

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