Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912)
A pair of 19th century, French, patinated bronzes of classically dressed females. Each figure dressed in flowing classical dress, one standing picking a flower from a torchere, the other resting by a column reading a book. Both retaining their original patination, and signed to the bases ‘Moreau Mathu scpt‘.
Height 14 3/8 ( 36cm)
Width 9 1/2″ (24.2cm)
Depth 4 3/4″ (12cm)
Mathurin Moreau (18 November 1822 – 14 February 1912) was a French sculptor in the academic style.
Moreau was born in Dijon, first exhibited in the 1848 Salon, and finally received a medal of honor from the Salon in 1897. He was made mayor of the 19th arrondissement of Paris, and in 1912 had a street named in his honor. His father was the sculptor Jean-Baptiste-Louis-Joseph Moreauand his siblings included sculptors Hippolyte and Auguste Moreau.