A Fine Patinated Bronze Group of Venus with Cupid by A. Moreau

Auguste Moreau (1834-1917)
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This exquisite patinated bronze sculpture, signed A. Moreau, captures the classical goddess of beauty Venus, attending to her young son Cupid. Completed in the late nineteenth century, Moreau's work elegantly fuses traditional imagery with Belle Époque sensibilities.

Depicted nude in near life-size proportions, the alluring Venus stands in contrapposto, a gentle S-curve animating her posture. Finely chased details articulate graceful contours and softly textured skin. Her head turns to the winged Cupid by her feet, his cherubic face playfully nuzzling the doves that symbolize his mother’s affinity for love and fertility.

The rich brown patina and fluid lines reflect dynamic French bronze casting innovations that marked an artistic resurgence in sculpture. This splendid antique bronze is certain to impress connoisseurs and visitors of museums and private collections showcasing the finest French sculptural arts towards the turn of the 20th century."

Maker: Auguste Moreau (French, 1861-1906)
Date: 19th Century
Dimension: 34 in. x 12 in.