It is probably a representation paying homage to a deceased young girl.
In bronze, with brown patina.
Signed on the terrace. Inscription “15 years” on the terrace.
Height: 14 cm.
Width: 14 cm.
Depth: 8 cm.
Roland Mathieu Meusnier called Mathieu-Meusnier (1824-1896):
Mathieu-Meusnier is a French sculptor and collector of the 19th century. He was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in April 1841, and he was trained in the studios of Auguste Dumont and of Charles Desains. He was also the pupil of the romantic artist Célestin Nanteuil.
The artist participated in the Salon between 1843 and 1883. In 1844 he obtained a third class medal. He made many busts of personalities of his time. It was his participation in funerary art that was appreciated by his contemporaries. He was decorated Knight of the Legion of Honor.
The artist's works are present in the following places: Musée d'Orsay (Paris), Musée Granet (Aix-en-Provence), Père-Lachaise Cemetery (Paris), Passy Cemetery (Paris), Montmartre Cemetery (Paris), Square Hector-Berlioz (Paris), Cour Carrée du Palais du Louvre (Paris), Jardin des Tuileries (Paris), etc.