FINE BRONZE SCULPTURE “ZENO OF ELEA" BY EUGENE LAURENT (FRENCH, 1832-1898)
Signed along base "Laurent sculp"
Item # 707MPF25P
Exquisitely chiseled and detailed throughout, this fine cabinet bronze depicts philosopher Zeno of Elea, famous for his nine paradoxes. The figure is seated with robes flowing over a classical throne while his face is pensive and lost in thought. A tablet is clasped in his hand where his elbow is also prone. Born in Gray, France in April of 1832, Eugene Laurent studied under Coinchon and exhibited regularly at Salon between 1861 and 1893. He was commissioned for the monument of Jacques Callot in Nancy and the François Boucher statue in the Paris city hall.
- Bronzes of the Nineteenth Century: Dictionary of Sculptors, Kjellberg, 1994, p. 416
- E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, vol. VIII, Grund, 2006, p. 536
Measurements: 6 1/2” W x 5 7/8” D x 12 1/2” H
Light rubbing wear to patina of relief and raised areas. Cleaned and polished, in overall outstanding condition.