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Late 19th Century Bronze Sculpture, Le Travail Signed Moreau

US$5,046.81Asking Price


Bronze sculpture with brown patina featuring a blacksmith standing while leaning against his anvil and hammer. He is presented nude, standing in contrapposto, his left leg forward and slightly bent and set on a square base. The title sculpted on the front reads: LE TRAVAIL (WORK.) Signed on the base: Moreau. The Moreau family was a dynasty of very prolific French sculptors. The production of Louis Auguste (1855-1919) and Hippolyte François (1832-1927,) in particular, was rather popular. They were also known for their ornamentation of pendulum clocks and mantelpieces in bronze and alloyed metals. They created other models of metalworkers such as Le Forgeron (The Blacksmith), dating from the early 20th century, circa 1900 Dimensions: L 12.2 in, W 11.4 in, H 32.3 in. Dimensiond: L 31 cm, W 29 cm, H 82 cm.


  • Creator
    Louis Auguste Moreau (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.29 in. (82 cm)Width: 12.21 in. (31 cm)Depth: 11.42 in. (29 cm)
  • Style
    Napoleon III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 19271stDibs: LU2065316014251

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Montesson, France
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