Mathurin Moreau “À la Fontaine”

Mathurin Moreau “À la Fontaine”
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A fabulous late 19th Century Art Nouveau bronze figure of a young seated beauty drinking from a watering fountain with birds around the top of the cantral pillar. The bronze surface with excellent rich brown patina and fine detail, signed Math Moreau , with foundry mark and impressed date of 1898

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Bronzes of the 19th Century by Pierre Kjellberg

Moreau Mathurin – Mathurin Moreau

Moreau Mathurin – Mathurin was born in Dijon November 18, 1822 and later died in Paris aged 90 on Februrary 14th 1912. Mathurin was a French sculpture and was an expert at portraying feminine grace, Mathurin sculpted figures, genre scenes and allegories with an aimable and lighthearted realism. Pieces fitting this description dominated his extensive collection this description dominated his extensive collection of bronze works, to which should be added a number of official commissions. The son and a student of Jean-Baptiste, Mathurin entered Paris’s Ecole des Beaux-Arts when he was nineteen years old, and studied there under the direction of Ramey and Dumont. He won the second prize of Rome in 1842 and showed his work for the first time at the Salon in 1848, where he obtained a number of distinctions. Around 1850, he worked for the foundry of Val d’Osne, creating a number of models for statues destined to be cast in iron. In later years he became one of that foundry’s administrators.

Mathurin’s work include some commemorative monuments, tombs, a number of statues and busts for personalities and some ornamental statues. He worked for the churches of Saint Augustine and of the Trinite, for the Opera, the pavilion of Marsan at the Louvre, the gare du Nord, one of the fountains of the Théatre Plaza, among others. His work also includes a large quantity of statues, statuettes and groups in pleasnt decorative themes, which were successful in their time.

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Moreau Family

The Moreau family sculptor dynasty begins with Jean Baptiste Moreau, who was born in Dijon, France at the end of the 18th century. Jean Baptiste had three sons who followed in his footsteps, they were Auguste, Mathurin and Hyppolyte-François. The legacy continued with Auguste’s sons, Louis Auguste and Hyppolyte Francois. Members of the Moreau family often studied at the famous École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

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