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French Antique Bronze Sculpture “Bust of Girl” by Eugene Laurent & Susse Frères



An exquisitely cast antique bronze sculpture by the prolific sculptor Eugene Laurent, it is a form and sentiment ahead of its time with all of the elements of the Art Nouveau aesthetic in this Romantic representation of a young girl. Chaste and modest, her head is covered in an elaborate and exceptionally cast bonnet with multiple layers, edge incising and a twist of cloth wrapping under her chin and affixing the cap to her head, tied in a bow at the top. Her dress is beautifully modeled with texture and design elements transferred beautifully from the wax and into the bronze, the soft relief and naturalistic rippling of the fabric being perfectly represented with a complex dark brown patina with burnished relief highlights. A shoulder wrap covers her shoulders and joins the neck of the d ress with a single flower tucked into the fold. This model was cast by the Susse Frères foundry and the quality of it is self-evident. Sealed verso with their foundry cachet, their editor marking is more clearly advertised along the edge of the socle opposite of Laurent's signature. The overall finish is moving with a deep burnished patina that is silky to the touch. Measurements: 18 1/2“ H x 10 3/4“ W x 6 1/8“ D.


  • Creator
    Susse Freres (Maker),Eugene Laurent (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Width: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)Depth: 6.13 in. (15.58 cm)
  • Style
    Romantic (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Silky original patina in exceptional condition. No notable wear or flaws.
  • Seller Location
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 908NIJ22O | Silla, ltd.1stDibs: LU1059023779392

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