Important bronze statue depicting a young woman in an antique drape, known as Helen, heroine of Greek mythology, daughter of Zeus and Leda and according to legend, the most beautiful girl in the world after Aphrodite ...
Signed Clésinger located and dated Rome 1864, Barbedienne cast, double patina of medal and gold origin, Collas mechanical reduction stamp, model produced towards the end of the 19th century. Beautiful general presentation, some traces of oxidation and marks of seniority, slight deformation at the base of the bronze (visible in the photos), complementary base restored in leather-wrapped wood and galloned on its base, measuring 7 cm high to add to the height (total height 93 cm) .
Jean Baptiste (known as Augustus) Clésinger sculptor and painter: Besançon 1814/Paris 1883, began with his father Georges Philippe Clésinger, who first took him to Rome in 1832, exhibited at the Salon de Paris in 1843, and answered numerous public commissions, including the monument of Gustave Flaubert (Luxembourg Gardens) appointed knight in 1848 and then officer of the Legion of Honour in 1864, one of the great talents of the 19th century.
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