Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815-1891) Dancing Muse
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- American & European Works of Art - 3100B
- Date / Time :
- May 11, 2018 10:00AM
Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815-1891)
Signed with an embedded copper medallion with the artist's profile inscribed "...ST MEISSONIER" around the perimeter.
Bronze with gold patina, height 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm).
Condition: Scattered oxidation to the patina, dust and dirt to interstices.
N.B. Dancing Muse is illustrated in Art Bronzes by Michael Forrest (West Chester, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1988), with a suggested date of c. 1893. Described as a "drastic departure" from the artist's military subjects, the mythological figure of Dancing Muse is noted for its freeform modeling.
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