SIGNED FRANCOIS DURET DANCING YOUTH BRONZE SCULPTURE

SIGNED FRANCOIS DURET DANCING YOUTH BRONZE SCULPTURE
  This happy entertainer dances wildly around while her shakes him tambourine and plays along to the beat of the music. He is extremely ecstatic and lifts one leg up behind the other in the midst of dance. He is a very muscular and lean man as you can see the muscle definition in his arms and legs. His shorts bunch up by his thighs giving you

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This happy entertainer dances wildly around while her shakes him tambourine and plays along to the beat of the music. He is extremely ecstatic and lifts one leg up behind the other in the midst of dance. He is a very muscular and lean man as you can see the muscle definition in his arms and legs. His shorts bunch up by his thighs giving you the feel of movement. On his head he wears a piece that has curls flowing down the side. You can see his ribs as he dance letting you know the energy he uses while he moves around. This bronze sculpture was cast using the "Lost Wax Method" and has a two tone brown patina.  This sculpture is mounted on a raised beveled black marble base. This sculpture is handmade and is 100% bronze.Signed F. Duret.

 Francisque Joseph Duret (1804-1865) was a French sculptor, son and pupil of François-Joseph Duret (1732-1816). He also studied under Bosio, and won the Prix de Rome in 1823. In 1833 he exhibited his "Neapolitan Fisher Dancing the Tarantella", now in the Louvre, a spirited statue in bronze, which established his reputation. In the same class is his "Neapolitan Improvisatore" (1839, Leipzig Museum). His works executed for public buildings include: "France Protecting her Children" (1855), a group in the grand style for the Louvre; two bronze caryatids for the tomb of Napoleon in the Invalides; a colossal Christ in the church of the Madeleine; the statues of "Comedy" and "Tragedy" for the Théâtre Français; marble statues of Dunois, Philippe of France, Chateaubriand, and Richelieu at Versailles; and the group for the Fontaine Saint-Michel, representing that saint wrestling with Satan.

 

Condition: This sculpture is in a very Good condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 16" x Width 6"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 5 1/2"
Height without base: 15"
Weight : 12 LBS
Inventory : 2448B60742