Bust of a young woman in bronze by Pierre-Félix Fix-Masseau (1869-1937). Cast by Colin, Paris.
Archetype of the solitary and taciturn artist, Fix-Masseau is a key figure in Symbolist sculpture. He was deeply marked by the art of his colleague Carriès. Several of his works are kept at the Musée d'Orsay, notably the Secret, a work purchased by the State during his lifetime. The bust of this young woman with a mysterious smile and a veiled gaze is fully in keeping with this end-of-the-century spirit where oneirism reigns supreme.