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    Posted 9 years ago

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    It seems to be old. Strange marks on the bottom. Height 48 cm, depth 20 cm
    Does anyone know who made and how old it may be?

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    1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 9 years ago
      good start this is French with this DEPOSE at the bottom.
      Plaster or Bronze ??
    2. W.S, 9 years ago
      I ts seems plaster to me
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 9 years ago
      I believe this is your artist, just by the way he sign ,as you can see the letter was superposed, we see a clear "P"and on top a "B", it's look like a "B" unfinish.
      I see this manner many time.
      Now this artist has done Bronze,Marble,Stone for the most part, but also work with Plaster.
      I hope this Help.

      - Paul-Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie -

      Paul-Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie was born on 28 May 1846 in Paris. He
      was the grandson of Ferdinand-Marie Bayard de la Vingtrie (1765-1855),
      a painter, voyager and one of George Washington's correspondents, and
      the son of Armand Joseph Bayard de la Vingtrie, a knight of the French
      Légion d'Honneur. His uncle Ferdinand-Jean Bayard de la Vingtrie
      (1791-1852) was a highly respected engineer who constructed a number
      of important bridges, with the Pont des Invalides in Paris (1823)
      being among the most famous of his works.

      Paul-Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie received his first education as an
      artist from the French sculptors Francisque-Joseph Duret (1804-1865)
      and Jacques-Léonard Maillet (1823-1895). Later, he was a student of
      the sculptors Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume (1822-1905) and
      Pierre-Jules Cavelier (1814-1894).

      During the siege of Paris in the Franco-German War of 1870/71,
      Paul-Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie interrupted his studies to command a
      military unit.

      As an artist, Paul-Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie specialized in
      historical and allegorical sculptures as well as portraits of his
      contemporaries, in plaster, marble, bronze and stone.

      From 1876 to 1892, Paul-Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie regularily
      exibited his works at the Paris Salon art exhibition. At the Paris
      Salon of 1876, he was awarded a first place medal. His works were also
      shown at the Paris World Exhibition of 1878, where he again received a

      Paul-Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie was a distinguished artist who was
      given assignments for representative sculptures. Among his most
      important works are:

      - The "Charmeur de serpent" (Snake Evocator), a bronze statue from
      1877, located in the Monceau Park in Paris

      - The stone statue of French painter Francois Lemoine at the Paris Town Hall, 1882

      - The stone statue of French sculptor Antoine Coysevox in Lyon, 1893

      - The Fournier marble tomb in St. Nicolas, Nantes, 1883

      - The marble statue of Pandora in the Musée Galliéra in Paris, before 1892

      - The marble bas-relief "Combat d'antilopes" (Antilope Fight) in the
      Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, before 1898

      - The marble portrait bust of the dancer Camargo in the Opera in Paris, 1884

      - The plaster portrait bust of General Hoche in the Municipal Museum
      of Versailles, from 1888

      Some additional works are:

      - The bronze statue " L'Apollon sortant du Zodiaque ou le Génie de la
      Science", (Apollo leaving the Zodiac or The Genius of Science) outside
      the observatory in Nice, from 1887

      - The plaster statue "Au bain" (In the Bath) from 1881, in the museum of Blois

      - The plaster bas-relief "Combat de cerfs" (Stag Fight) in the
      Municipal Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes

      Since 1892, Paul-Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie taught at the esteemed
      Ecole Polytechnique in Paris; the same year, he became a member of the
      prestigious Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National Society of Fine
      Arts). From then on, he did not participate in exhibtions anymore.
      Paul-Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie died in Paris on 2 May 1900.

      ---------------------------------------MY OPINION--------------------------------------------

      This Artist is an important person in French 19th century art history.
      Because of the representative, dignified character of most of his sculptures,
      originals of his works of art are unusual to appear at art auctions or for sale;
      at least, this seems to be a very rare thing to happen. Therefore, it is impossible
      to even provide a vague approximation of value for an original statue. However, there can be no doubt that any of his originals would indeed be of noteworthy value. So if you have reason to believe that the sculpture you own might be an original, I strongly recommend to consult a reputable art appraiser. Only an expert can estimate what the piece in your possession may be worth.

    4. W.S, 9 years ago
      Thank You Allan
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 9 years ago
      You are very welcome, just here to help.
    6. surfdub66 surfdub66, 9 years ago
      Cool !!!
      Wow !!!! Alan ;-)
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      stunning!!!!! you have some great pieces!!!
    8. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 9 years ago
      beatiful and how smart you are Alan. Congrats to both

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