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Art Nouveau Bronze Entitled 'Nature Unveiling Her Secrets to Science' by Barrias

$32,378.89

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A stunning late 19th century French bronze entitled ‘La Nature se dévoilant devant la Science’ by Louis Ernest Barrias, the figure of a seductively draped female figure representing, in allegorical form, Nature revealing her secrets to Science, a fitting theme for the late 19th century. The interest in nature literally apparent in the work of the Barbizon school and the Impressionists is here portrayed in the symbolic manner favoured by Salon sculptors. The erotic overtones of the figure's pose and the richly varied colors of the bronze surface are characteristic of the opulent taste of the late nineteenth century, while the flowing linear patterns of the drapery and the curving outline of the figure suggest the forms of Art Nouveau. Signed and with Susse Freres foundry stamp.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.75 in. (73 cm)Width: 0 in. (0.01 mm)Depth: 0 in. (0.01 mm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Bronze,Cast
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Original Condition Please note that our items are genuine antiques with considerable age. It is therefore normal that they will show some signs of wear and handling to the surface.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU 47731stDibs: LU3216312361921

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    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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