A beautiful Niderviller figure, part of the series of peasant life, conducted under the direction of the sculptor Philippe Arnold from 1759.
Philippe Arnold was trained by Guillaume Lanz in Frankenthal. He will be the only sculptor of Niderviller from 1759 to 1780, when he left for Haguenau.
He created during his presence in Niderviller nearly 600 models, according to Ms. Chantale Soudée-Lacombe, composed of more or less important groups, isolated characters representing:
- gallant scenes,
- characters from the peasant life,
- allegories of the seasons,
- 4 parts of the world,
- cries of Paris,
The quality of these sculptures, finesse, colors and design are a marvel that can be compared to Kandler's sculptures in Meissen.
Here we have a sculpture of peasant life representing a young winemaker.
This statuette was exhibited at the Salon des Arts Décoratifs in 1932 and bears a label from the Levy collection.
4 660 €