Pierre Le Faguays Art Deco bronze figure Diana the Huntress

£3,995.00

Antiques reference 2466

Dian the Huntress by Pierre Le Faguays Art Deco bronze figure

Description

Description

Art Deco bronze figure of a standing female archer, holding her bow aloft depicting Diana the Huntress. Verdigris patinated bronze and extremely finely detailed, this magnificent figure stands on a shaped verde antico marble base. It is signed in the bronze Le Faguays and also has a Foundry seal for Susse Freres and signed Susse Freres Paris. Excellent original condition and a superbly sculpted and well cast Art Deco bronze figure.

History

Pierre Le Faguays was born in Nantes, France and became famous for the originality he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He gained a medal of honour for his work in 1927. He was a best friend of Max Le Verrier and the Le Verrier foundry produced many of his pieces. He used 2 pseudonyms as well as his own name and they were Fayral and Guerbe which were the family names of his Mother and his Wife. He was a leading sculptor and his work is frequently praised for its high quality and attention to anatomical accuracy. He also produced designs for Goldscheider in Paris under the “La Stele” label. He worked in several mediums including ivory, bronze, spelter, stone, wood, alabaster and ceramics. He studied with his friend Max Le Verrier. He was a good friend of both Marcel Bouraine and Max Le Verrier and indeed the Le Verrier foundry produced many of the Le Faguays statues. All three had studied together at the Beaux Arts in Geneva and remained life-long friends.

Date c 1925

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate height 51 cm including the base

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