“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
1- Cire perdue Lost Wax Stamp "La Lionne" by Roger Godchaux. See Photo
2- 2- With A Stamp of Susse. See Photo
3- 3- the signature of the Artist on the bronze. See Photo
Incredible Executed and very fine details with Dark Brown Patina with a hue of green . The movement of the lionesse is very graceful and sinuous (as most of the lion Sculpture he produced) Mounted on a black stone base 5 1/2" x 11 1/2" Antique Dealer West Hollywood CA Melrose Ave La Cienega Blvd. Godchaux 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. Thus, unlike his sculptures which mainly represent wild animals, especially elephants and felines that he was going to study at the Jardin des Plantes, his paintings are often inspired by farm animals that he could observe in a small village of Brie where lived the mother of his companion. He also paints commissioned portraits or portraits of his family or friends, such as Gaston Switzerland or René Huchet .
But it is above all a sculptor. He made some works by direct carving of the wood. However, he mainly worked by modeling the earth. It treats surfaces by smoothing and oblique streaks. In this respect, unlike other animal sculptors like Édouard-Marcel Sandoz , François Pompon or Armand Petersen whose works are smooth, his work is close to the art of Paul Jouve which leaves apparent textures.
The lioness is finished with Godchaux’s distinctive surface modeling where the flesh is left textured like a wax model on the artists bench, still being formed and tooled. Godchaux’s animal work is characterized by gentleness and a sensitivity towards his subjects that showcases their playfulness and personality. This is captured beautifully in the present example where her curiosity and intensity of focus are fully developed; the anatomical and muscular realism is noteworthy. The naturalistic base is signed in his standard script “Roger Godchaux” and is also signed “Susse Fres. Edit. Paris” with the Susse cachet; a tiny stamp “France” is impressed into the edge below the cachet.
Models in mud are most often cast plaster. It is often in this material that he exhibits in Salons and galleries. The works for sale are cast in bronze. They are entrusted to famous founders like Susse , with whom he signs publishing contracts, or Valsuani . He also works with lesser known smelters like Gatti, Andro or Planquette. Some of his bronzes do not wear a cast iron seal. While there are some large models, most are modest in size, easily finding their place in collectors' homes.
Some of his works are terracotta or sandstone. Models were published by Susse both in bronze and terracotta. Terracotta remains raw or is glazed. He also worked at the Sèvres factory in the late 1930s. Roger Godchaux , born in Vendôme on December 21 , 1878 and dead the March 6 , 1958in Paris , is a painter , draftsman and sculptor of animals French . If all domestic and wild bestiary is part of his artistic universe, it is the wild beasts and elephants that have been his favorite subjects. Figurative sculptor, he represents the animal without artifice, in his attitudes of everyday life.
Roger Godchaux's father is an antique dealer. His mother, Jeanne Godchaux, is a concert pianist. He has a brother Yvan with whom he studies in Vendôme under the care of his maternal grandparents, music teachers in high school. Having joined Paris, he prepared in 1894 admission to the School of Fine Arts . He soon turned to animal art . He became a pupil of Jules Adler and Jean-Léon Gérôme . In 1896, he is a pupil of the Julian Academy . Great admirer of Antoine-Louis Barye , he will build a collection of works produced in the workshop of the master 1 . In 1905, he began to exhibit in Paris. He regularly participates in the Salon des artistes français .
In 1914, he was mobilized in Saint-Lô . Reformed, he is assigned to the offices of the Ministry of War. During this period, he put his drawing skills at the service of propaganda for the Allies. After the war, he saw rue Descombes . He resumes the exhibitions at the Salon des artistes français where, in 1922, he won the bronze medal. The state orders two bronze plates for the Army Museum Library . In 1924, his second companion gives him a daughter, Luce. In 1925, the jury of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts awarded him a silver medal. In 1927, he won the contest of car manufacturer Chenard and Walcker for the creation of an emblem for their cars. In February 1928, the State bought him a bronze sculpture: Elephant , exhibited at the National Salon of animal artists, of which he becomes the treasurer in November of the same year. It was at this time that the Newark Museum in the United States bought him works. It was also in 1928 that he won the silver medal at the Salon des artistes français. In 1929, the state bought him a sculpture ( Pigeon ) again.
During the inter-war period, he exhibited regularly in various galleries: Galerie Charpentier , Galerie Georges Petit , Galerie Edgar Brandt , group of animals of the Malesherbes Art Gallery. He has friendly relations with other animals, including Henri Valette and Gaston Switzerland, with whom he regularly works at the Jardin des Plantes . In 1937, he signed a contract with the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres for the edition of terracotta.
During the Second World War , he stayed in Paris and continued to work in his studio on Boileau Street , but was forced to wear the yellow star . He lives with his girlfriend and daughter Avenue de La Motte-Picquet . His brother Yvan was deported to Mauthausen and shot on December 29, 1943, as well as his wife, Yvonne Fanny Aron, to Auschwitz who died on October 12, 1943 for acts of resistance.
After the war, he occupied a workshop at 3 rue Vercingetorix, which he kept until his death. He exhibited again at the Salon of French artists and the Volney Circle . In 1947, he received an order from the Autonomous Port of Bordeaux to execute a commemorative plaque of the dead Agents during the war. He will also be asked to build the pediment of the Cap-Ferret Lighthouse . In 1953, the state bought him a sculpture.
Dimensions: Height: 5.25 in (13.34 cm)Width: 10.5 in (26.67 cm)Depth: 4 in (10.16 cm) weight 15lbs
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 11" Base 9 X 6 inches Model Nude Archer Mounted Sculpture Bust Bronze Stone Base Art Deco Antiques CA . 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 . Art Deco Period representation of the beauty of the Athlete man’s body . 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
This beautiful garniture on a desk a table or a console will add instant elegance . A center piece on an entrance table . vibrant and charming . Old world charm traditional , decorative object for interior decoration design , A perfect gift during the holiday season , or special house warming present . It will be a great addition to your special collection in a library as part of the bibelot . Home and Office & Accessories collection where form and high quality make ordinary decorative objects extraordinary . Antique Dealer West Hollywood CA Melrose Ave La Cienega Blvd . the hand finish lends a sophisticated edge to this beautiful item , on top of a side table , credenza , bookshelf , dresser . Very versatile to go in a library an office business gift idea , a wonderful sculpted art work accent piece in any room .
The levrette or Greyhound dogs were important in the Armoirie armorial of Diane De Poitiers who was the maîtresse-en-titre Of the king of France (chief Mistress or the main mistress of the Monarch)
She always remained the lifelong Mistress of Henry II “throughout all his wives”
He even gave her Chateau D’Anet and the Chenanceau . A very well read and highly educated Woman , smart and loved hunting and trusted with the Crown Jewels of France Had always her 2 “levrettes” Dogs as part of the design and décor . Even when you go to the “Louvre” , you will see the sculpture made of her as a reclining nude with Her Levrettes dogs and a stag. Antique Dealer Los Angeles Melrose Ave La Cienega Blvd . the pieces are materially sumptuous example of Art Deco design.
Dog Bookends in a library, entryway or as Paperweights on an office desk or sculptures for your side tables and console . Art Deco Style very decorative and elegant Bibelot . they work in a Mid-Century Modern Art Deco Décor adding charm to your bookshelf no matter what style you're going for. This stylish set of Classic Greyhounds will be a great addition to shelves collection . Great gift idea for a house warming , wedding , a friend, collectors etc .. wear Scratches and losses due to decades of use, but overall good condition as seen in the pictures. Placed on top of your Mantle fireplace as garniture , this beautiful pair of art pieces will create a focal point , add warmth sophistication and stimulate conversation .
Pair Of French Gilt Bronze Figures
Art & Science
Height: 13 ½