"L'Improvisateur", bronze sculpture | Felix Charpentier (French, 1858-1924)
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"L'IMPROVISATEUR" AFTER A MODEL BY FELIX MAURICE CHARPENTIER (FRENCH, 1858-1924)
Foundry cachet of Colin and Cie right side of base; circa early 20th century
Item # 1403RGP05-Q
Conceived in 1887, the present example was cast circa the early 20th century. It was offered by Colin and Cie in three editions: 14", 23 1/2" and 31". These were carried in the catalogue of Colin until Charpentier's death in 1924. This model is held in the permanent collection of museums around the world and is one of Felix Charpentier's finest works.
Measurements: 13 9/16" high x 7 1/4" wide x 5 1/4" deep
Slight "sink" to plug affixing flute to his lips; patina wear to handled areas: elbows, forearms, fingers, hair tips, where the flute joins his lips. Overall excellent condition.