Bronze with dual patina.
height 66,5 cm
Charles Cumberworth (1811-1852), was the son of an officer of the English army and a French mother who settled with him in Paris. He learned sculpture in 1829 under the direction of James Pradier at the Paris Fine Arts School. He exhibited from 1833 until 1848 at the Paris Salon, most often female statues of very classic style. In 1840, he made the statue of Queen Marie-Amélie and the Duke of Montpensier, as well as decorative objects such as vases, clocks and candelabra. His most famous sculptures are "L'Amour de soi" (Museum of Fine Arts in La Rochelle), Lesbie and his Sparrow (Paris, Louvre Museum) and Paul and Virginie (1851).
The works of Charles Cumberworth are preserved in many museums in particular the Louvre, the Museum of the Romantic Life in Paris, the Museum of Fine Arts of La Rochelle, the Hermitage in Saint-Petersburg ...