“Spirit of Life” 20th Century Bronze Figure. The Original by American artist Robert Russin (1914-2007.)
The sculpture depicts a family of three, mother and father dancing while they both hold up their infant boy. An incredibly moving subject as depicted by one of the great living sculptors of the day.
The Original “Spirit of Life” bronze sculpture created in 1969. Bronze on black marble base, signed both in the bronze and in the metal placard on the marble base, with an overall dimension of 36 inches high. As for the Sculpture we offer it has only a metal placard but not signed on the bronze.
Robert Isaiah Russin began his career as a WPA sculptor, and received dozens of commissions during his career both public and private. Russin created the famous bronze figurative sculpture that resides in front of the City of Hope in California, the "Spirit of Life" fountain sculpture in front of the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte. He also created the 14-foot bronze head of Abraham Lincoln which was installed on the Lincoln highway in Wyoming. He studied art at the City College of New York, earning a BA degree in 1933 and an MA in 1935. He was also a WPA sculptor. Memberships included the National Sculpture Society, Audubon Artists and the American Artists Congress. His work is in the collection of the U.S. Navy at Abbott Laboratories, the Hyde Park Museum and City College of New York. Realism Figurative Sculpture
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of Narcissus after the original found in 1862 at Pompeii. At 1st identified as Narcissus Years later it was identified as Dionysus. Original located in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples . Antique Dealer Los angeles West Hollywood CA Melrose Ave La Cienega
Grand Tour sculpture statue of a nude youthful Dionysus posing nude man .The head bent down wearing a crown of ivy and has a fawn-skin knotted over his left shoulder. Laced leather boots great detail. The figure stands atop a Carved Stone base. A very decorative bronze displays a beautiful patina. The sculpture originates from the late 19th century, a possible souvenir from the grand Tour, a token of the enthusiasm for neo-classical culture of the time. The Grand Tour had the effect, among other things, of bringing the high society of Northern Europe into contact with ancient art and helped spread Palladianism and neoclassicism. They brought souvenirs, bronzes, paintings and objets d'art from their travels. Great Gift idea Holiday season for a house warming , library office entryway console or on a side table or as a center piece decorative
19th Century French Bronze And Black Marble writing stand
Height: 7 ½
Width: 12 ¾
19th Century Patinated Bronze Model Of Seated Hermes
Height: 14 ½
Bronze Sculpture Mastiff by Charles Valton Dog Bronze statue animalier Antiques
Signed and stamped . Valton was known for his big cats but probably his most famous work is the chained mastiff dog. This particular model was the one exhibited at the salon and Won much praise. It has the Stamp as well: Exposition Universelle Paris 1900 Medaille D'or H.V. It was a popular piece and was cast in several sizes later on, from a small desk top versions up to a larger size. This bronze is about 18 1/4" , one of the larger versions and very finely detailed, even the clasp holding the chain on the dog's collar is cast bronze. The sign on the poost reads Passez Au Large in French which pretty much translates to Beware Of The Dog. It is finished in a dark brown black patina. Antique Dealer Los Angeles Melrose Ave La Cienega CA This beautiful bronze sculpture would be the perfect addition to any library, an office, an elegant space, a man's den. The subject of a chained fighting dog was done by several French artists in the late 19th Century as the Bulldog and pit bull or mastiff breeds were very popular in England and America at this time. It is a powerful subject as the dog lunges on his chain. The Artist : VALTON Charles 1851/1918 VALTON Charles 1851/1918 Charles Valton (born January 26, 1851 in Pau and died in 1918) is a French animal sculptor. Charles Valton was born in the Pyrenees in Pau, but grew up in Paris where he frequented the Jardin des Plantes. He was the student of Antoine-Louis Barye and Emmanuel Frémiet, directors of this establishment and themselves animal sculptors. He started at the Salon of 1868. Member of the French Artists since 1885, medal of 3rd class in 1875, 2nd class in 1885, medal in 1889 and 19 .. at the Universal Exhibitions From 1868 to 1914, Valton produced more than 70 animal models and was appointed professor of sculpture at Germain Pilon School in 1883.
Mounted on a black stone base 5 1/4" x 10 1/2"
French Bronze Sculpture of a Lion Cubs / Roger Godchaux & Susse Lost Wax Desk Art This is an important bronze sculpture
1- Cire perdue Lost Wax Stamp "La Lionne" by Roger Godchaux. See Photo
2- With A Stamp of Susse.
3- the signature of the Artist on the bronze.
Incredible Executed and very fine details with Dark Brown Patina with a hue of green . The movement of the Sculpture is very graceful and sinuous (as most of the lion Sculpture he produced)
Mounted on a black stone base 5 ¼”x 10 ½”
Né à Vendôme le 21 décembre 1878 et mort le 6 mars 1958 à Paris.Roger Godchaux Sculpteur animalier regularly produces animal drawings and paintings.
French Patinated Metal Model Of A Body Builder,
After A Model By Rene Paris (1881-1970),
Width: 9Depth: 5 ½
Total height 18 inches width 9 inches depth 6 inches
Excellent color and details decorative Sculpture On a Desk as garniture on a mantle fireplace, on a side table or a library , placed on a console or a niche . Antiques dealer Los Angeles, West Hollywood La Cienega Melrose Ave. Bust inspired after a Model by Walter Levy Berlin Germany Foundry . Mounted on a dark Stone base green variegated representing a male figure of an athlete . Decorative accent in any home , on top of a chest-of-drawers or credenza . As a special gift item object that helps in adding a touch of history elegance. on a bedroom nightstand , or to make it part of the bibelot in a library . The base has tiny cracks to the marble . Martin and Piltzing berlin foundry Stamp and signature .
The bow and arrow are not part of this piece , rubbing wear due to age
Pair Of French Gilt Bronze Figures
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Height: 13 ½