Antiques & French Decorative Arts from Paris
Gilt bronze sculpture representing Diana the Huntress naked, standing on a cloud, a bow in her hand and holding her quiver on the back by a belt that goes around her chest. The crescent, attribute of the goddess, stands out of her hair held by a high knot. In an elegant position, she seems to observe the path of the arrow she just sent. The sculpture is signed Mathurin Moreau. Son and pupil of Jean-Baptiste Moreau, he won the second Prix de Rome in 1842 and exhibited at the Salon of 1848 where he received numerous awards. His work is rich with a predilection for feminine grace, figures and genre scenes and allegories.Circa :1895Dim: W: 7,9 in - D: 6,7in - H: 17,7in.Dim: L:20cm, P:17cm, H:45cm.
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