Gasq had a keen interest in sculpting classical and allegorical subjects, but also created portraits in bust, medallion, bas relief and statuette form for affluent French families. Gasq was the winner of the first Prix de Rome
in 1890, and became a member of the Institute in 1935. The present lot, showing the nude Goddess in a confident, striding, pose, is particularly close to Gasq's figure of Artemis, and truly embodies his oeuvre.
P. Kjellberg, Bronzes of the 19th Century: Dictionary of Sculptors, London, 1994, p. 346