A beautifully serene, typically Art Nouveau figure of a woman holding a posy of flowers. Hot cast, bronze statue on a marble base. Finished in a chocolate-brown patina. Overall height 44cm, 41cm without base.
Carlo Pittaluga was an Italian sculptor who produced most of his well known work during the early part of the 20th century. The original influence for this bronze was one of a series of "Nymphs" which are life-size, created in carrara marble and is titled Nymph of the Fields (1915). This contemporary bronze is signed Jean Patou - who is assumed was connected with the recreated version seen here.
"Nymph of the Fields" Bronze after Carlo Pittaluga
This sculpture is in excellent original condition. Please see photos as these form an important part of the description.
This statue has been hot cast using the lost-wax method. Lost-wax casting is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture is cast from an original sculpture or model based on an original work. Where the original work has been used, the duplicate will be more faithful. All bronzes are hand finished following casting and then patinated to give its surface appearance and colour. Differences to the orignal work can result since it will not have been finished/patinated by the original foundary.