20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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- Félix-Maurice Charpentier
- Etoile filante (Shooting Star)
- signed: Fx Charpentier
- white marble, on a veined cream onyx base
Félix-Maurice Charpentier studied at the École des Beaux Arts under the celebrated sculptor and professor Pierre-Jules Cavelier (1814-1896) and exhibited at the Salons from 1884 onwards, winning several medals. He was regarded as one of the oustanding sculptors of his day. His sculpture was marked by freedom of expression and beauty of form and personified "Modern Art." This rare and beautiful marble, representing a shooting star, is an exemplar of his work at its finest.