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  • "La Science", bronze sculpture | Edouard Drouot (French, 1859-1945)
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"La Science", bronze sculpture | Edouard Drouot (French, 1859-1945)

Price:  $4,300.00

ITEM #: 802IRV01Q

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LARGE PATINATED BRONZE FIGURE OF "LA SCIENCE" AFTER MODEL BY EDOUARD DROUOT
Signed in script "E. Drouot", brass plaque incised "La Science / Par E. Drouot (Salon des Beaux Arts)"
Item # 802IRV01Q 


A handsome figural bronze sculpture of La Science cast after a model by Edouard Drouot, the work depicts a strong female with her head raised high, an air of dignity and pride in her features as she stands only partially revealed to the viewer.  A book clasped in the crook of her arm is incised in Latin "Labor Improbus Omnia Vincit" [Labor Conquers All] and her other hand grasps a quill.  The classical robes and twisted and curled around her legs beautifully and the surface of her face and hands is cross-hatched and finely chased to create a lovely overall texturing.  It is signed in his typical script "E. Drouot" and cold-stamped "Copyright".  There are two nearly illegible areas of cold stamping that appear to read Tiffany & Co, perhaps originally intended for retail with them but due to the poorly completed cold-stamp it was likely sold elsewhere; the quality of the surface and finishing would certainly be in line with expectations of Tiffany for pieces edited for their clients.

This is a notably large example of Edouard Drouot's work - a powerful presentation piece.

Measurements: 37 1/8" H x 20" W x 12" D

Condition Report:
We have this sculpture priced very reasonably in light of conservation work completed on it.  The sculpture required repatination; at the same time, the missing feathered tip of the quill was cast in bronze and the brass plaque polished.  Waxed and polished, in fine presentation-ready condition.