A delightful Art Nouveau early 20th Century gilt bronze figure of a very beautiful naked lady, the surface of the bronze exhibiting excellent detail and finish. Raised on a shaped onyx base, inscribed with foundry mark Siot Fondeur Paris and signed Antonin Carles
Height: 55 cm
Foundry: Siot Decauville Paris
Condition: Excellent condition
Materials: Gilt Bronze
Jean-Antonin Carles (1851-1919) was a French sculptor. Born in Gimont, Carlès began his studies in Marseille and then successively to the École des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse and that of Paris. He was a pupil of François Jouffroy and Ernest-Eugène Hiolle, he won the Grand Prix de l'Exposition Universelle in 1889.