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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze, ormolu and Rouge Griotte marble statue signed Moreau

List: $11,800.00

A French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze, ormolu and Rouge Griotte marble statue signed Moreau

List: $11,800.00

A charming and very high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze, ormolu, and Rouge Griotte marble statue signed Moreau. The statue is raised by a circular Rouge Griotte marble base with a fine wrap around mottled band.... — Read More

  • Item # 11928
  • H: 20.5 in L: 7.5 in D: 8.5 in

    H: 52 cm L: 19 cm D: 22 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Marble/Stone, Ormolu, Patinated Bronze
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Mathurin Moreau Read More
  • (1822 – 1912) was a renowned French sculptor in the academic style. Moreau was born in Dijon, first exhibited in the 1848 Salon, and finally received a medal of honor from the Salon in 1897. He was made mayor of the 19th arrondissement of Paris, and in 1912 had a street named in his honor. His work can be seen at the Palais du Luxembourg, the Musée des Arts et Métiers, Musée d’Orsay and other locations around the world.
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