19th century bronze sculpture of a young female gathering hey

19th century bronze sculpture of a young female gathering hey

Code: 10790

Dimensions:

W: 22cm (8.7")H: 58cm (22.8")D: 20cm (7.9")

£2,300.00 Approx $3163.69, €2693.21
 

This superb 19th century large bronze figure was produced at the highly acclaimed French foundry Bronze Garanti Au Titre L. V Depossee and it bears their stamp and registration number. This fine sculpture depicts a pretty young woman dressed in typical simple working clothes from this period standing with her arms folded and resting on a rustic wooded rake whilst taking a rest from the hey making on a hot summers day. It was sculpted by the famous French artist Henri Godet 1863 – 1937 who studied at the Ecole National Des Bearux – Art with Mathurin Moreau. Godet was married to the famous French feminist and orator Nelly Rousell. This superb bronze is high quality and finely detailed and has a wonderful mellow brown- green patination. It is in excellent condition

French Circa 188