C1900 Gilt Bronze Sculpture of Mary and Christ after Albert Roze.
This elegant gilded bronze is cast by the renowned foundry of Barbedienne in Paris. The gold is in great condition and very lustrous! The bronze stands on a red marble socle. It sands 27.5 cm tall.
This bronze is after the huge sculpture by Albert Roze (4/8/1861-17/10/52) that stands atop the dome of the Notre-Dame de Brebières basilica in Albert, France. Albert Roze studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, worked then in Paris for two years and then decamped to Rome. After two years in Rome he returned to France to become the director of the School of Fine Arts in Ameins from 1893 till 1911. By 1920 he was the curator of the Museum of Picardy and oversaw the evacuation of its collections in 1939. His workshop was located on Boulevard de Bapaume in Amiens.
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