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Symbolist Bronze Sculpture by Marcel Debut

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Symbolist Bronze Sculpture by Marcel Debut

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Item Details

  • Height:
    18 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    France
  • Material:
    Miscellaneous
  • Artist:
    Other
This enigmatic bronze sculpture by French artist Marcel Debut is a superb example of the Symbolist influence on Art Nouveau. Comprised of a cloaked female nude seated upon a pedestal, this rare work conveys its message through the use of symbols, highlighted in gilt. In addition, the lady holds a finger to her lips, perhaps to indicate that symbols speak louder than words.

The son of the famed French sculptor Jean Didier Debut, painter and sculptor Marcel Debut (1865-1933) studied under his father and, while a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, under Henri Chapu and Gabriel Thomas. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1883 until the outbreak of the First World War. His sculptures of the human form are revered the world over.

Signed "Marcel Debut"

Circa 1880

18 1/2" high

Reference:
Bronzes of the 19th Century, 1994, Pierre Kjellberg

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