Quite delightful oil on canvas portrait of a young girl, perhaps no older than seven or eight years of age, painted by the French artist Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910). Dressed in her Sunday best clothes…
Heart-shaped silver locket by Meyle & Mayer made in Pforzheim, Germany circa 1900. Beautifully enamelled on the face with two snowdrops set against a background that is guilloche enamelled in shades of blue graduating through…
This iconic sculpture by Jean de Roncourt, which is arguably his most admired work, is more usually seen in spelter. However, a much smaller number were cast in bronze and this particular piece is a…
Square columnar glass vase from Legras MontJoye made at their Pantin glassworks around 1910. Primarily of clear glass, smooth on the inside and acid etched on the outer, giving a dappled and frosted appearance. Decorated…
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‘Le Sommeil’ by Madrassi*
Fabulous early Art Nouveau bronze by the highly regarded Italian sculptor Luca Madrassi (1848-1919).
Sometimes known as “Sleeping Nymph”, this is a truly gorgeous sculpture of a young semi-nude girl, sleeping with her head resting against the bough of a tree. The way the artist has captured the elegant and serene form of the subject is just superb.
Full of lovely detail – just look at the girl’s face, her fingers and toes and even the bark and leaves of the tree. It’s one of pieces that rewards you more each time you look at it.
Signed in the bronze and with a height of 43 cm.