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A French 19th century patinated bronze statue of Diana the huntress by signed Susse Frères

List: $6,800.00

A very handsome French 19th century patinated bronze and ormolu statue of Diana the huntress, signed Susse Frères. The statue is raised by a rectangular mottled base with a concave front and decorative ormolu bands. Diana is draped in classical... — Read More

  • Item # 9601
  • H: 16 in L: 7.75 in D: 6 in

    H: 41 cm L: 20 cm D: 15 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Bronze, Ormolu
  • 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.
  • The Susse Frères Read More
  • The Susse Frères firm a renowned 19th century Parisian large foundry business. The company is well known for their fine bronze castings with superb chasing. After the death of Pierre-Jules Mène in 1879, the Susse Frères foundry acquired the rights to reproduce his models and produced posthumous proofs marked "Susse foundeur éditeur, Paris"
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A French 19th century patinated bronze statue of Diana the huntress by signed Susse Frères