An intriguing and romantic silvered and gilt bronze group of a young knight in full armour carrying his beloved naked upon his shield as she lifts his visor delicately kissing and embracing him to welcome him home from his long travels. The bronze with crisp detail and good colour, signed Clemencin and inscribed with title to the front of the integral circular base. The title meaning is 'He Who Was Taken' and epitomises how the love of a woman can capture a man's heart more than the thrill of battle and deeper than the excitement of war. A charming subject that will also 'capture the heart' of its admirer.
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Height: 38 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Width: 22 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze
Book Ref: Vienna Bronzes by Joseph Zobel
Francois Andre Clemencin
François Clemencin, French 1878 ~ 1950, was known as a medalist and for his figurative and finely chiselled bronze statues. He studied under Jules Coutan and exhibited at the Paris Salon of the Société des Artistes Français from 1907 ~ 30 where he received many medals and gained an honorable mention. He exhibited mostly bucolic subjects in plaster and bronze in the Art Nouveau style including women, bathers and bacchantes seemingly surprised in the innocence of their daily lives.