Lot 196
Maurice Bouval (French, 1863-1916), Les Raisins
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1900, patinated bronze, Art Nouveau nude figure holding grapes standing on a waisted socle with bold title LES RAISINS, signed "M. Bouval" with foundry stamp "E. Colin & Cie / Paris" to terrace edge.

19 1/2 x 9 x 6 in.

French sculptor, Maurice Bouval, was a student of the artist Alexandre Falguière (1831-1900). In addition to his works in bronze, he also designed models for terracotta figures for the Goldscheider company as well as their company logo "Sculpture," which was used between 1900-1920. He was a member of the Société des Artistes Français, and he exhibited the works "Vamireh en chasse" and "Les Raisins" at their Salon in 1895 as well as at the World's Fair in Paris in 1900.

Emile Colin & Cie was a Parisian foundry active in Paris between 1875-1903.

Two cracks to drapery element, appear stable; patina with scattered rubbing and area of darkening to upper right arm.

$1,000 - 2,000