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Emile Peynot (French, 1850-1932) Bronze Sculpture "Interrupted" c. 1890

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EMILE EDMOND PEYNOT (FRENCH, 1850-1932) BRONZE SCULPTURE OF INTERRUPTED
France, c. 1890, signed in base E. Peynot
Item # 511LPO17


A remarkably fine detailing is found in the casting of this complex group. Titled “Interrupted”, it features a young female surrounded by birds while she gathers up her skirts walking through the streets. A bag is slung from her shoulder upon which a single pigeon rests expectantly to be fed. The casting is something of a marvel, even the tiniest details of teeth and garment texture being carefully sculpted into the figure - these are things that do not naturally translate into the bronze and require extensive retooling after the casting is complete by the foundry. It is an intricate piece with a natural flow of garment and figure that are nearly photographic, her body movement quite sharp and lively. The entire sculpture is finished in a brown patina with traces of green-oxide, preserved under wax and in quite fine condition. It is a large and striking piece, standing at 21 3/8” in total height and being a defining sculpture for a room. It is a precious piece, rare and very difficult to find on the open market. 

Measurements:  21 3/8” H x approx. 8 1/2” W x approx. 7” D (maximum width and depth)

Condition Report:
Exceptional condition with fine patina preservation throughout. Minor wear along base. Trace oxidization in the bag at her hip.