Léon Tharel (1858 - 1902) - Susse Frères Paris - Sculpture, a young sleeping violin player (1) - Bronze - late 19th century

Description
Léon Tharel (1858 - 1902) - Susse Frères Paris - Sculpture, a young sleeping violin player (1) - Bronze - late 19th century
France

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.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
a young sleeping violin player, Sculpture
Material
Bronze
Designer/ Artist
Léon Tharel (1858 - 1902)
Manufacturer/ Brand
Susse Frères Paris
Estimated Period
late 19th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
25.5×15×26.5 cm
Weight
8.9 kg
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