Style Napoleon III / Ref.10188
Mathurin MOREAU, "The young pages", exceptional antique pair of cast iron statues from the Val d'Osne foundry
Width: 22'' 56cm
Height: 67'' ⅜ 171cm
Depth: 14'' ⅛ 36cm
Late 19th century.
In very good condition. Superb patina.
This rare and beautiful pair of antique statues in cast iron from the Val d’Osne foundry represents two nobles from a model by the French sculptor Mathurin Moreau.
Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912) is one of the most important French sculptors of the 19th century, born in a family of artists : his father Jean-Baptiste Moreau, as well as his brothers Hippolyte and Auguste are sculptors as well. Aged 21 in 1842, he won the second Prize of Rome, and began exhibiting at the Salon in 1848. Noticed on this occasion, he worked the following year for the great Val d'Osne Foundry. From this collaboration, until 1879, remarkable models of fountains, garden statues, candelabras, lampposts, etc. will emerge.
They are of exceptionally attractive proportions and in good condition.
The wooden bases are not included.
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