"Bust of Diane", bronze sculpture | Emmanuel Villanis
ITEM #: 911CJG24A
A FINE ART NOUVEAU BUST OF "DIANE" BY EMMANUEL VILLANIS
Signed verso E. Villanis, titled in relief along front edge
Item # 911CJG24A
A powerful bust by prolific sculptor Emmanuel Villanis, it is titled in raised relief along the front edge "Diane" and depicts the Diana the Huntress with a crescent headband at the apex of her forehead. Typical of most portraits by Villanis, the figure is powerful, confident and underestimated with her eyes lowered in deference while assuming the posture of a warrior. It is finished in a green and black surface patina with burnished highlights, a rather complex finish that utilizes chemical oxidization augmented with stains and pigments. The work is signed in his typical script along the back of her shoulder "E. Villanis".
Measurements: 23" H x 7 1/4" D [base depth 5 3/4"] x 14" W [base width 6 1/2"]
Wear to patina with some scuffs to her chest; handling wear to edges of arms, ears and tip of nose, other minor surface blemishes. Cleaned, waxed and polished, ready to place.