Sculpture in white marble slightly veined with gray, representing Pandora, legendary character of Greek mythology, partially dressed in a drape, wearing a diadem and wearing a magnificent necklace; In his hands, the famous box containing "all the evils of humanity". Subject titled on the Pandora base in Greek script and signed FC MOREAU, a copy was presented at the Salon of 1859. Nice state of presentation according to its age.
François-Clément Moreau was born in Paris in 1831, a pupil of James Pradier, Pierre-Charles Simard and Mathurin Moreau, he exhibited at the Salon from 1853 until 1865 which is the year of his death (at the age of 34). Some works by F.C. Moreau are published in bronze. This sculpture of Pandora treated in the taste of the Antique, benefiting from a great mastery of execution reveals the imprint and the spirit of one of his most illustrious teacher: James Pradier.
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