Statue - Sleeping Violin Player
Cast / late 19th century, around 1880
Original patina - The sculpture is in a splendid condition.
Signature on the base: Tharel ( Léon Tharel - 1858 - 1902 )
Foundry mark: Susse Frères Ed. Paris
This charming bronze sculpture by the French artist Léon Tharel shows a young boy with a fiddle. Apparently the boy is exhausted from playing music, as he has fallen asleep leaning against a wall. His pretty face is completely relaxed and his left arm keeps the violin from falling to the ground. The sculptural composition of the clothes, loosely swirling around his body, is particularly appealing. The naked toes, pertly sticking out over the plinth, are another playful detail.
The French sculptor Léon Tharel (1858-1902) was a pupil of Athanase Fossé. Sculptures by Tharel were exhibited in the Paris Salon in the years 1882 and 1899.
- No. of items
- a young sleeping violin player, Sculpture
- Designer/ Artist
- Léon Tharel (1858 - 1902)
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Susse Frères Paris
- Estimated Period
- late 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
- 25.5×15×26.5 cm
- 8.9 kg