Bronze with old gilded patina
cast by BISCEGLIA
unique cast piece
height 64 cm
length 60 cm
depth 34 cm
The plaster of this sculpture is preserved in the Chartreuse museum, in Douai (inv. 2979).
To our knowledge, there is only one bronze cast.
Alexandre Descatoire (1874-1949) was the pupil of André-Louis-Adolphe Laoust. He obtained the second Grand Prix of Rome in 1902 and was elected a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1939.
Much of his work was dedicated to the soldiers of the First World War, and he designed in Lille a monument paying tribute to pigeon fanciers and birds that allowed communications during the Great War. Alexandre Descatoire realized in 1937 "Youth", on the Esplanade of Trocadéro in Paris.
6 500 €