Bronze sculpture with brown patina representing "The Prisoner", a man in movement standing on ruins (remains of columns and ancient capitals). The prisoner has just freed himself from the ropes that bound his wrists. The movement of his gesture is perfectly perceptible and the power of his anger reveals the intensity of the moment. It rests on a dark green marble base. Signed "E. Drouot" on the base.
Edouard Drouot (1859-1945) was a French sculptor who began his career as a genre painter but devoted the rest of his life to sculpture. At a very young age, he left his native village to study in Paris in the studio of Emile Thomas and then Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912). Moreau taught him a very academic and official way of sculpting, which corresponded in every way to the taste of the time. However, Édouard Drouot favored movement and expressiveness in his works. He stages figures in precariously balanced poses, which gives them an irresistible grace, as demonstrated by his famous bronze sculpture of the Greek God Pan. Drouot's sculptures have a penchant for the fluidity, rhythm and curves of the art nouveau.
Dim: W: 13,4 in - D: 7,9in - H: 21,3in.
Dim: L:34cm, P:20cm, H:54cm.
Slight wear of the patina on the trunk. The marble base in very good condition.