signed on the base F. Charpentier
height 40 in.; 102 cm
Piece was probably once cleaned and has some standard wear throughout. Some chipping around edges of leaves and minor chipping on very bottom of base. Minor naturally occurring inclusions in marble. Otherwise overall good condition.
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Félix-Maurice Charpentier studied at the École des Beaux Arts under the celebrated sculptor professor Pierre-Jules Cavelier (1814-1896) and exhibited at the Salons from 1884 onward, winning several medals. Charpentier was hailed for his exuberant expression and modern treatment of the female form.