Mathurin Moreau, son and student of Jean-Baptiste Moreau, entered the École des Beaux-Arts at the age of nineteen, exhibiting at the Salon for the first time in 1848. He was regularly praised for his Salon contributions and obtained a number of distinctions, including a gold medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle.
Overall in good condition. Original brown patina. With discoloration consistent with touching on the sculpture, and further discoloration around the base. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.