This bronze sculpture with brown patina features Joan of Arc by Eutrope Bouret (French, 1833-1906). Joan of Arc (1412-1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", is a popular historical figure and heroine of France for her role during the Hundrer Years' War (1337-1453). Bouret represents her in armor, arms crossed on the chest, holding the sword. Her helmet is placed at her feet. The figure rests on a circular base, signed "Bouret".
Dim: W: 7,3 in - D: 7,3in - H: 20,9in.
Dim: L:18,5cm, P:18,5cm, H:53cm.
In overall good condition, with light wear to the patina consistent with age and use.
Eutrope Bouret was a French sculptor born in Paris in 1833, died in 1906. Student of Louis-Charles-Hippolyte Buhot, he exhibited for the first time at the Salon in 1875 a "Portrait of my son". He obtained an honorable mention in 1885 with a marble statue featuring "Psyche at the court of Venus", and continued to exhibit almost every year until 1903. Bouret was a member of the Society of French Artists.
Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Tome I : A-C, Paris, Grund, 1939, p. 712 [available online].