'La Pensée', antique French ormolu relief panel by Chapu

Chapu, Henri (French, 1833-1891)

£4,500

This beautiful antique relief panel depicts a Classical woman in a moment of expressive contemplation, symbolising the personification of 'Thought'.

 

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Description

Set on a red marble base and backing, the rectangular ormolu panel depicting a seated woman holding draped sheets above her, next to a bust of Athena, signed to the base on one side 'H. Chapu' and with Thiebaut Frères to the other side.

Details

Artist / Maker
Chapu, Henri (French, 1833-1891)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Classical
Material
Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold, Red

Dimensions

Height
31 cm / 12.2 inches
Width
25 cm / 9.8 inches
Depth
10 cm / 3.9 inches

Reference:
15280

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