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Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau

Venus and Cupid

Magnificent Marbles from a Private American Collection

Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau

Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau

Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid

Magnificent Marbles from a Private American Collection

Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau

French

1834 - 1917

Venus and Cupid


signed: Aug. Moreau 

white marble

84.5cm., 33¼in.

The condition overall is excellent. There are a few historic chips around the bottom edge. There is very minor surface dirt and wear.


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Private American Collection
Auguste was the third son of the painter Jean-Baptiste Moreau and, like his brothers Mathurin and Hippolyte, he became a prolific sculptor of decorative mythological and pastoral compositions. The present marble of Venus and Cupid is an ambitious group. The conventional mythological subject is handled with restraint and elegance and is characteristic of the sculptor's Salon exhibits from 1861.