Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau (French, 1834-1917): A patinated and gilt bronze model of a maiden, L'Aurore

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Lot 93
Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau (French, 1834-1917): A patinated and gilt bronze model of a maiden, L'Aurore

Sold for £ 2,400 (US$ 3,128) inc. premium
Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau (French, 1834-1917): A patinated and gilt bronze model of a maiden, L'Aurore
the maiden dancing with a crescent moon, raised on a domed base cast with clouds, signed aug. Moreau, above a stepped plinth base with a plaque inscribed L'AURORE PAR Aug. MOREAU MEDAILLE AU SALON, 48cm high

Footnotes

  • Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau belonged to a dynasty of artists, painters and sculptors, his brothers were Mathurin Moreau and Hippolyte Moreau and his sons Louis-Auguste and Hippolyte Francois also became celebrated sculptors. He made his salon debut in 1861 where he regularly exhibited until 1913. His creation, L'Aurore is the star figure in his larger composition 'Cupid's Chariot' and dates to circa 1897. This model is illustrated in Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders, H. Berman, Abage Encylopedia, Chicago, 1977, Vol. III page 621 and in Les Bronzes Du XIX Siecle, P Kjellberg, Les Editions De L'Amateur, Paris, page 504. It is considered by many to be Moreau's greatest work.
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