A True Pair Of French 19th Century Ormolu Statues, Signed E. Dubois
Item # 9514
Category: Objets D'art
A stunning and high quality true pair of French 19th century ormolu statues, signed E. Dubois. Each captivating maiden is raised by a circular mottled base where the signature is displayed. The maidens are both dressed in masterfully executed period attire displaying intricate pleats and folds in their flowing garments. The maiden to the left carries a basket of freshly cut wheat with a sickle in her hand and a flask strapped over her shoulder. She wears a decorative laurel wreath head piece, a necklace and charming arm cuff. The maiden to the right is carrying a basket full of fresh ripe fruit including grapes. She wears grape clusters and grape leaves in her hair as an elegant head piece. The wheat and wine grape harvesting periods in France portray these maidens to symbolize the more enjoyable Summer and Fall seasons of the year. Wonderful attention to detail and original warm patina throughout.
Ernest Henri Dubois (Born 1863 - 1930), was a French sculptor. After his work on the tomb of Jacques-Bénigne Bousset in Meaux Cathedral, Dubois was rewarded a Medal of Honour, and subsequently became a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.