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Paul-François Berthoud Bronze Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt

$55,000

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This gilt and patinated bronze French Art Nouveau sculpture portrait depicts famed actress Sarah Bernhardt, by Paul-François Berthoud. Berhnardt, one of the most important actresses of her day, is frozen, here, in a stance and expression of great beauty, strength, and allure. As her flowing hair gently frames her face, a bold sash daringly decorates her chest; her eyes are cast downward, as though to the audience below her in the pit of one of her acclaimed performances. Artist: Paul-François Berthoud Circa: 1900 Dimensions: 23" height, 20" width, 13" depth (sculpture only); 66" height (sculpture with pedestal) Materials: Bronze, Marble Signed: "PF Berthoud," stamped with the Louchet foundry mark Exhibition History: Slightly different portrait sculpture of Sarah Bernhardt, also by Paul-François Berthoud, is in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay

Details

  • Creator
    Paul-Francois Berthoud (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Bronze,Marble,Patinated
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: S-175451stDibs: LU88547688543

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