Object Description

A delightful early 20th Century Belgian bronze bust of an Art Nouveau maiden in demure pose, with fine colour and detail, signed Van der Straeten and with pastille foundry seal.

Object History

Georges Van Der Straeten (Belgium, 1856 ~ 1941) He trained as a lawyer, but turned to sculpture and studied under G. Kasteleyn and Jef Lambeaux. He exhibited at the Salon from 1885 until 1912. He worked and became friends with January van Beers. He received various awards, including a silver medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900. He became Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. Van der Straeten G. demonstrated great technical mastery and achievements a high quality finish. He produced numerous portraits, busts imaginative graceful and alluring young Parisian women a little scoundrels and frivolous. His work and style are similar to the sculptor of Italian origin Villanis (1858-1914).

Object Condition

Excellent Condition.

Please note that our items are genuine antiques with considerable age. It is therefore normal that they will show some signs of wear and handling to the surface. This change to the surface is known as ‘patina’ and confirms the age of the item.

Object Classification

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