Of French origin, this mid to late 19th century bronze figure was made by the prolific French bronze making artist family “Moreau”. The sculpture depicts a young female student or scholar with a pen in hand and tablet or book on her lap recording entries. She is beautifully clothed in a flowing dress which is pleated and folded, and cast in great detail. Her intricate cast hair and smooth textured face reflect a pleasing young lady seemingly enjoying the learning process.
In the lower side part of the casting is incised the signature inscription “Moreau” (See image).
Bronze is in excellent all original condition with no dents. It displays a warm and mellow patina which obviously reflects the aging process.
Dimensions: 13 1/4″ wide
14 1/4″ high