"Raymond Sudre (1870-1962). Portrait Of Monsieur Morain."Bust of Monsieur Morain by the sculptor Raymond Sudre (1870-1962). Bronze with green patina signed and dated 1910. Marks on the forehead and on the left cheek. Inscription on the left shoulder "To the friend Morain, affectionately, Raymond Sudre".Foundry hallmark: "Jabœuf & Rouard - Fondeur à Paris" (active until 1917).
Raymond Sudre is born on October 29, 1870 in Perpignan. Son of a marble worker, he learned stone cutting techniques at a very young age. His artistic predispositions opened him the doors of the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts de Paris where he studies with the sculptors Alexandre Falguière (1831-1900) and Antonin Mercié (1845-1916). He won a second prize in the Prix de Rome in 1900. In 1905, he travels all over Europe. He is the author of the famous "Départ de Mercure", a work which echoes Giambologna's "Flying Mercury" (1529-1608). He participated with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) in the "Néo-Florentine School" and the revival of interest for the italian sculpture of the late Renaissance. He is the author of several monumental works including " Regalade Montana" inaugurated in 1910 in the city of Perpignan. He dies in Paris on August 9, 1962.