"Orientalist Bust Sculpture P. Loiseau-rousseau Young Berber Plaster Nineteenth"
Originalist plaster sculpture (bronze patina) representing the bust of a young Berber, with two fibulae holding his garment on the chest, signed Loiseau-Rousseau *, vintage late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This bust is in good condition. It is mounted on a wooden plinth. Signed on the side. A note: some scratches and wear of time, see photos. * Paul Loiseau-Rousseau (1861 -1927) is a French sculptor. In his youth, he planned to devote himself to etching, was a student of Antoine-Louis Barye at the École des Beaux-arts in Paris and exhibited for the first time at the Salon in 1886. Following troubles health and financial problems, he had to leave the Fine Arts. He then followed the evening classes of the sculptor Théophile Barrau and presented at the Salons only works of small formats which met with success. He then obtained a scholarship in 1892 and was thus able to travel to Africa. These trips were at the origin of his orientalist works which were a continuation of those of Charles Cordier. His talent was noticed and he obtained at the Salon in 1892 the third medal, in 1895, the second and a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of 19004. He was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1901. In 1893, he exhibited at the Salon, "Salem, negro playing goumbri" (plaster) and in 1895 a "bust of a Negro from Sudan" in patinated plaster. In 1897, he presented at the Salon the marble and bronze bust of "Salem, negro from Sudan". He also depicted bullfighting scenes of figures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. (Artist referenced at Bénézit) Artist well listed on Artprice. Dimensions Height approx. 51.5 cm Shoulder width 28 cm Base 23 cm x 20 cm Reference: 840 122 All photos are on: www.antiques-delaval.com