CLESINGER Jean-Baptiste Auguste CLESINGER... - Lot 576 - Normandy Auction

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CLESINGER Jean-Baptiste Auguste CLESINGER... - Lot 576 - Normandy Auction
CLESINGER Jean-Baptiste Auguste CLESINGER (1814-1883) Allegory of Autumn Marble sculpture, signed, dated and located on the back "J. CLESINGER Rome 1864". H. 92 cm Two small chips on the back drape, a small chip on a leaf. It is presented on a mahogany base in the shape of a column with gilded and curved flutes. The base is square in cross-section and is encircled by a brass frieze. H. 86 cm ; W. 45 cm ; D. 45 cm ; D. 35 cm Allegory of autumn represented by a seated bacchante holding a garland of vine leaves. The head is crowned with a wreath of vine leaves, the body wrapped in a fluid fabric. This allegorical figure of autumn was thought by Auguste Clésinger as the counterpart of the Allegory of Spring. Originally from Besançon where he was born in 1814, Auguste Clésinger (1814-1883) was a student of Bertel Thorvaldsen in Rome in 1832, and worked from 1838 in the studio of David D'Angers in Paris. At the Salon of 1847, he gained notoriety with his life-size marble Woman Stung by a Snake (preserved at the Musée d'Orsay). Provenance: private collection, acquired at the beginning of the 20th century and remained in the descendants.
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