A patinated bronze and marble bust of a young maiden by G. van der Straeten


A patinated bronze and marble bust of a young maiden by G. van der Straeten

20th century Belgium

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£7,500 gbp
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The two-textured bronze bust on top of a veined marble circular plinth with ormolu bottom-edged square base.

Georges Van der Straeten is a celebrated Belgian sculptor, mainly producing busts and figures using plaster and bronze. He was from Ghent, where he worked as a lawyer until 1882 when he took up sculpting. In 1883 he moved to Paris and was recoreded at having lived at 9 Avenue Hoche in 1910. He exhibited at the Salon exhibition at the Louvre from 1885 until 1912. He received a silver medal award at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900, being rewarded for his high quality finishes and his technical expertise. He became a Knight of the Legion d'Honneur in 1903. Later in his life he returned to Belgium to his home town of Ghent.
Height 70.00 cm (27.56 inches)
Width 35.00 cm (13.78 inches)
Depth 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
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Patinated bronze, marble
The back of the bust signed 'G. van der Straeten' and with Foundry seal 'Societe des Bronzes de Paris' and monogram 'CB 1031'
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