Auguste Moreau Marble Statue of Infant

GBP 10,875.00

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Object Description

An Auguste Moreau statue of a putto-style infant in marble dating from the 1890s. While 19th century French sculptor Auguste Moreau is best known for his bronze-cast figurines, his marble carvings are a rare find. Signed by the artist and inscribed with ‘De Faise Le Sculpture L’Art 38’ to the back, this marble statue depicts a nude child in exceptional detail sat on a flowering pedestal. At over 130 years old, this Auguste Moreau statue is a beautiful interior piece for display on a column or centre table in a traditional townhouse or impressive hallway.
Born in Dijon, French sculptor Auguste Moreau (1834-1917) was the youngest son of sculptor and painter, Jean-Baptiste Moreau. Together with his brothers, Hippolyte and Marthurin, Auguste studied under their father, learning the beauty and quality that their work is renowned for. In 1861, Auguste first exhibited at the Salon in Paris and continued to do so until his later years, celebrated for his realistic and graceful sculptures. To this very day, Moreau’s work is highly regarded and can be found in exhibitions and galleries worldwide.
Additional Information
Blue pedestal pictured not included.

Object History

By Auguste Moreau (signed), circa 1980.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. One small finger missing.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
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