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A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE ENTITLED 'LA ROSEE'
A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE ENTITLED 'LA ROSEE'

LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER MATHURIN MOREAU (1822-1912)

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A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE ENTITLED 'LA ROSEE'
LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER MATHURIN MOREAU (1822-1912)
Modelled as a woman with flowers in her hand and holding aloft a scarf, on a canted integral base with applied shield inscribed 'LA ROSEE PAR MATHURIN MOREAU, MEDAILLE D'HONNEUR AU SALON'
26¾ in. (68 cm.) high

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From a family of sculptors, Mathurin Moreau enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1841, where he was a pupil of Dumont. He exhibited at the Salon from 1848 onwards. His bronzes include numerous classical and allegorical figures and groups.
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