Art Deco gild bronze sculpture cast iron flying mercury classic opens balance. This product sheet is originally written in English.Please find below a machine translation in French. If you have any questions please contact us. This sculpture is in perfect con "secret from above", bronze statue after the black marble statue of hyppolite mill preserved at the museum of orsay in betting (signed and dated 1873).
French sculptor of the last century. Moulin, son of a merchant, entered the school of fine arts in 1855 but could not afford to continue the courses and had to become a betting language teacher to support him. He then studied with august-louis-marie ottin and with antoine-louis barye. He exhumed a Roman statuette. His naked pose reflects that of the statuette itself, indicating perhaps that the statue represents the excavator imagining himself in the pose of the original statuette.
The statue won a medal at the 1864 paris salon and became its most famous work. The original life-size was purchased by the French government for 7,000 francs and exhibited at the 1867 Universal Exhibition. He now stands on a high pedestal of the museum of orsay alongside the winner of the fight of falguary alexander cocks on an adjacent pedestal - another naked bronze dancer placed on a leg that had also been exposed at the salon of 1864. Moulin won other medals at the Salon in 1867 and 1869, and another at the 1878 Universal Exhibition. His other works include victoria March (plâtre exhibited in the salon of 1872) and a secret from above (plâtre 1873; marble 1875, now also at the museum of orsay alongside other marble statues).
A secret from above represents a young naked mercury (hermes) life-size whispering a secret to a herm - a pillar surmounted by a bust of itself - knowing that he will never repeat what he tells him. Moulin spent his last years in a mental nursing home. "secret from above", bronze statue after the black marble statue of hyppolite mill preserved at the museum of orsay in betting (signed and dated 1873). This item is in the category "art, antiques\art of xxe, contemporary\sculptures, statues". The seller is "europeanbronze" and is located in this country: us.
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