"Genius of Science" bronze statuette depicting a mythological figure in the guise of a winged young man sitting on a Corinthian column, leafing through Virgil's Book of Georgics. A cartridge on the base reads: Science Engineering by A. CHARRON, Salon des Beaux-Arts. Presence of the signature A. CHARRON. Alfred Joseph CHARRON born in Poitiers (1863/1955) a pupil of Louis-Ernest BARRIAS and Jules Coutan, he exhibited at the Salon from 1883, he became a member in 1889. From the 1900s in the Art-New spirit, the patina is of nuanced brown origin (wear) an old restoration appears on the base of the right wing, the column and the base are in red marble Griotte, the capital and base in gilded and chiseled bronze. Cachet and numbering of the founder LV (Léon Virlet) active in Paris in this period.
The height shown includes the base.
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