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Amor seated on a panther, Antoine Durenne (1822-1895), late 19th century

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Sommevoire France, 1880-1885, cast-iron This cast-iron statue was made by Antoine Durenne in the late 19th century. Durenne got his education at l’Ecole des Arts et Metiers in Angers and at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He graduated in 1842 and in 1847 he bought a small foundry in the picturesque village of Sommevoire. He is best known for his animal sculptures. Nowadays his work can still be admired in public spaces, like parks. This statue shows Cupid seated on a panther. Cupid, son of Venus and god of love, can be recognized by his arrows and wings. The same statue was placed in Blossac Park (French: Parc de Blossac), a historic private garden and now a public park, in Poitiers, France. Between the years 1880 and 1885 Durenne made sculptures of nymphs, fauns, and animals for this park. This sculpture is stamped A53.
  • Creator:
    A. Durenne (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 43.31 in (110 cm)Width: 21.66 in (55 cm)Depth: 21.66 in (55 cm)
  • Style:
    Beaux Arts (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Last quarter of the 19th century
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Baambrugge, NL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: 1208139333108
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