An amazing bronze of four men struggling with an unseen weight at the end of a rope, bare feet planted in muddy ground. Born in Belgium, Demanet(1895-1964) studied fine art at Namur before serving in the army. Inspired by a visit to Paris in 1921, he resumed working in sculpture. He produced large-scale sculpture and medals, working for public and private patrons and exhibiting internationally. Signed on the base and with wonderful patina. Dimensions: H 13 in. x W 31 in. x D 9 in.
A handsome bronze of a German shepherd intently watching by Louis Carvin (1875 - 1951). Louis-Albert Carvin was a French artist known for his bronze animal sculptures. Carvin went on to study under Emmanuel Frémiet and Georges Gardet at the École des Beaux-Arts and later became a member of the Sociéte des Artistes Français. Dimensions: H 18 in. x W 17 in. x D 5.5 in.
Viking bust by German artist Fritz Neuhaus (1852-1922), titled 'Wikinger' on the base. Fritz Neuhaus was a German painter and professor of art. There is no mention of sculpting bronze, however the signature on this bronze is identical to those on his paintings. Works in museums in Cologne and Dusseldorf and referenced in Benezit and Theime-Becker. Dimensions: H 14.25 in. x W 8 in. x D 9 in.
A wonderful bust of a young lady with a lace cap, her eyes cast demurely downward. Executed in marble and dating from around 1900. Very little is known of the European sculptor Anton Nelson, presumably due to his very short life (born 1880, died 1910). Signed on back, lower left side. Dimensions: H 12.63 in. x W 13.63 in. x D 7.25 in
A powerful bronze of a worker laboring hard at pushing a wheel, done by famed German sculptor Ernst Seger (1868-1939) and executed in the Art Deco style. The worker appears to be using every bit of his strength to control the massive wheel, his body stretched to the limits. Erns Seger was a student of the Royal Arts & Crafts school in Wroclaw starting in 1884, and worked in the studio of Auguste Rodin in Paris from 1893-1894. This bronze portion of this massive sculpture stands 17 1/8 inches tall, and the entire piece weighs approximately 85 pounds. Dimensions: H 20 in. x W 17.25 in. x D 8 in.
A powerful bronze of two bare-chested men struggling with an unseen weight, bare feet planted in muddy ground and a grim look of determination on their faces. The unseen weight is most likely a loaded river barge. Born in Belgium, Demanet(1895-1964) studied fine art at Namur before serving in the army. Inspired by a visit to Paris in 1921, he resumed working in sculpture. He produced large-scale sculpture and medals, working for public and private patrons and exhibiting internationally. Signed on the base and with wonderful patina.
Original bronze of a French peasant woman nursing a newborn, standing over a sheaf of wheat. Antonin Larroux (1859 - 1913) was a member of the Salon des Artiste Francais and was known for his sculptures of the French working class. He exhibited regularly at the Exposition Universelle in Paris and earned many awards. Represented in Parisian museums. Dimensions: H 14.5 in. x W 6 in. x D 7.5 in.
A stunning bronze of a hard-working farmer by Belgian sculptor Jules Olest. Olest lived and worked in Brussels, Belgium, at the later part of the 19th century and specialized in figurative pieces such as this. He exhibited regularly in the Belgian capital, including at the 'Salon Triennal des Beaux-Arts' in 1903, where he presented three works. Ref: Piron, De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars, p. 1019. Dimensions: H 26.5 in. x W 14.5 in. x D 11.5 in.