An excellent French early 20th Century Art Deco gilt bronze figure of a naked Art Deco beauty, stretching in the morning after a restful night’s sleep. The surface of the bronze with very fine detail, signed P.Philippe and raised on a shaped marble base, P.Philippe
Height: 23 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Width: 11 cm
Condition: Excellent with minor scuffs to surface colour
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze & Marble
Book Ref: Art Deco & Other Figures by Bryan Catley
Paul Philippe (Polish, 1870 ~ 1930) Born in Thorn in Poland, He became a pupil of Antonin Larroux when he moved to Paris. He exhibited with success at all the French salons. Philippe worked in both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles; working in bronze, bronze and ivory and pure ivory his figures are sought after worldwide by collectors. Amongst his most recognised works are 'Le Reveil' – the Awakening, Ballet Dancer and ‘Radha’.