(Paris 1831- Paris 1893)

Nice allegorical bronze named "Fortune" (wealth) with brown patina. A young lady dressed in an antique style drapery is holding up a small horn of plenty whil standing on a foot on wheel, supportered by half a sphere. She has an intimate smile. Refine details. Signed on the terrace and dated 1878 for the model. Stamp.

Size: H 71cm

Frensch School from the late 19th century.

Lit: Son of a tabletier, Moreau-Vauthier enjoyed practicing sculpture in ivory, with which he debuted at the Salon in 1857. At that time, his works were signed "Moreau". In was only in 1865 that he adopted the name "Moreau-Vauthier" to distinguish himself from the other sculptors, the Moreau dynasty. He enjoyed incorporating precious materials as gold, silver, stone and enamel to his figures, allegories and mythological groups. Some works exhibited at the Salon were " Le Petit Buveur" (bronze, 1865), "Baigneuse" (marble 1866), "L'Amour" (bronze in 1872 and 1877), "La Fortune" (ivory, enamel, onyx and silver, in 1881). Moreau-Vauthier worked with the founders Barbedienne and Thiébaut in Paris. The Museum of Reims presents a bronze by the artist, "Cupidon" (141cm). the Musée d'Orsay in Paris has "Baccante couchée” in white marble (1892). The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a superb version of the Cupid in ivory, silver and semi-precious stones (47cm).