Monumental 19th Century Signed Original Bronze Sculpture of Lady Justice By Clement Leopold Steiner
Large sized bronze sculpture depicting Lady Justice | Entitled “Justicia” | By renowned French Sculptor Clément Léopold Steiner | Incised by sculptor on back base “L. Steiner” (Clement Leopold Steiner, French, 1853-1899)
Large original 19th Century French bronze sculpture depicting Lady Justice by the renowned well listed French Sculptor Clement Leopold Steiner, French, 1853-1899 | Monument sized statue 5.5 feet tall | Entitled “Justicia” | Depicts Lady Justice blindfolded, with ornate breastplate, sword in right hand, standing atop a large book with snake or serpent entwined around her feet | Signed by Incision by sculptor on back base “L. Steiner” (Clement Leopold Steiner, French, 1853-1899) | Dimensions: Large 5.3 Feet tall – 63-1/2″ H x 22″ W x 25″ D | Condition: Missing original scales; Spots of oxidation; Very nice aged patina; mild wear consistent with age.
Clément Léopold Steiner or Leopold Steiner was born in Paris on 7 March 1853 , and died at Bois-le-Roi , in the Seine-et-Marne, in December 1899. Steiner was a famed French sculptor .
The son of a sculptor, Léopold Steiner studied art at the School of Fine Arts of Paris and was a pupil of François Jouffroy and Aimé Millet . In 1875 he won the competition organized by the city of Paris to create the Monument of Defense of the city. Also in the same year he receives a mention and his first piece is presented to the Salon.
Leopold Steiner received a first class medal at the 1884 Salon for his Sculpture “Berger and Sylvain”, which was later acquired by the French state, and a statue of Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, which was installed at Choisy-le-Roi. A year later, the statue of Alexander Ledru-Rollin is chosen by competition to appear before the town hall of the eleventh arrondissement of Paris.
Stener’s La Cigale is noticed at the 1887 Salon and was acquired by the France, as the foster father a year later 1 . In 1889, Leopold Steiner receives a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition for his body of work .
Leopold Steiner participated in the decoration of the mansion of Prince Roland Bonaparte, avenue of Jena in Paris and that of the Castle of Franconville .
His last work, Pegasus held by Fame of War, one of four groups at the end of his golden age. Pont Alexandre III is completed by Eugène Gantzlin and inaugurated in 1900.
Artist / Maker
Clément Léopold Steiner
Justicia (Lady Justice)