"Dancing Animal Bronze Signed Lequesne 1815-1887"
Bronze sculpture with a green patina nuanced representing a fauna dancing on a fur and playing the flute Signed on the base LEQUESNE and foundry Susse Frs Edit. Paris Period late 19th century Beautiful patina, in very good condition Ø 25 cm base * Eugene Louis LEQUESNE Sculptor and French lawyer (born in Paris on February 15, 1815, died in 1887), follows the legal curriculum and became a lawyer in 1839. By later, in 1841, he changed lanes and entered the École des Beaux-Arts. It begins at the Salon of 1842 with Head of Saint Joseph. For the Louvre, he receives several important orders He also works for churches and performs two monumental statues of more than 5 meters that dominate the fact of the Paris Opera (Renowned holding Pegasus by the bridle), and Amiens and Rouen for the North Station. His most famous work is the Dancing Faun that he made in 1850 and can be seen in the Luxembourg Garden. He made several commemorative statues and portraits: Visconti, Laennec, Marshal Saint-Arnaud, General Daumas. He obtained a first class medal in 1851, a first class medal at the 1855 World's Fair. He is knight of the Legion of Honor.