"Eugene Laurent (1832-1898) Allegory In Bronze"Large bronze sculpture with medal patina from the 19th century signed E.LAURENT (Eugène Laurent 1832-1898) allegorical subject depicting the beauty Psyche represented winged and naked with a drape at the waist, she holds an oil lamp in her hand, she is kneeling on an oblong terrace bearing a cartouche titled in Greek, beautiful against plinth in molded sea green marble. In Greek, the first meaning of the feminine name Psyche is "breath" it designates the breath of life and also means "butterfly". This new type of Psyche in Greek influenced art corresponds to the emergence of allegorical thought patterns in the 4th-3rd centuries BC It is very closely related to the figure of Eros, the god of the 'Love. Good condition. Dimensions: 46cm high x 39cm long x 22cm wide. Eugène Laurent is a French sculptor exhibiting regularly at the Salon between 1861 and 1893. "Psyche" was exhibited for the first time in 1886 (Note that an identical model was auctioned for € 6,500 at Bonhams London on February 26, 2007 ).