This bronze statue with a shaded brown patina is signed Eugène Marioton (1854-1933) and represents a winged man with a slender posture. The naked young man holds a light sheet in his right hand and a dragonfly in the other. His butterfly wings on his back are finely engraved.
The cast is of old edition and the mark of the founder, "E. Colin et Cie, Paris", is engraved under the signature of Eugène Marioton at the base. The whole rests on a green marble base that enhances the sculpture.
Eugène Marioton, born in 1857, is a French sculptor and medalist, brother of the sculptor Claudius Marioton and the painter Jean Alfred Marioton. Eugène Marioton studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and participated in the 1883 sketch competition where he presented "La Fille de Jephté". He won first prize in the competition of the Société libre des beaux-arts with the marble bas-relief "Héro et Léandre". Thereafter, he participated regularly in the Salon of the Society of French Artists, and became a member of the jury in 1905 in the sculpture section. He died in 1933.
End of the 19th Century Period
Dim: W: 12,6 in - D: 9,1in - H: 28,7in.
Condition report : very good condition. Some traces of oxidation.