AUGUSTE MOREAU BRONZE Sculpture “ALERTE”

19th Century Auguste Moreau Bronze Sculpture of a Cherub Figure Entitled “Alerte”

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  • Beautiful 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Attributed to the Esteemed Sculptor Auguste Moreau (France, 1834 – 1917) | Depicts bronze cherub figure of Cupid | Entitled “Alerte” with Title included on the Sculpture’s base | Measures 23″ (58.42cm) in height; Weighs approx. 11 lbs

    Auguste Moreau was born in Paris in 1834, the youngest son of sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Moreau. He studied with his father and also under Aimé Millet, Augustin Drumont and Jean Thomas. Each of the three Moreau brothers – Hippolyte, Marthurin and Auguste – have become renowned for the quality and the beauty of their figurative sculpture.

    In 1861, Auguste made his debut at the Salon where he would exhibit regularly until 1913. His subjects were primarily young maidens sensuously clad in swirling diaphanous dress and usually decorated with flowers and birds or allegorical and genre scenes incorporating cupids and young children. His style was realistic and graceful, revealing his relation to the other members of the Moreau family. His compositions encapsulate a feeling of innocence whilst incorporating an air of mischievous game.  Several of his works are kept at the Museum of Fine Arts of Troyes and the Museum of Fine.  Today he is known for his art nouveau allegorical figure sculptures.

  • Weight

    15lb.

    Height

    22"

    Width

    10"

    Depth

    5.5"

    Weight

    15lb.

    Height

    22"

    Width

    10"

    Depth

    5.5"

    Kind

    Sculptures

    Artist / Maker

    Auguste Moreau

    Date

    19th Century

    Medium

    Bronze

    Origin

    France

    Subject

    Figurative

    Title

    Alerte