C1930 Gilt Bronze “Awakening” , Paul Philippe (1870-1930)
This is the most well known of the bronze sculptures of Paul Philippe, whose work expressed the Art Nouveau and the the Art deco' styles. he studied in his native France and worked in both France and Germany. "le Reveil" or "Awakening" was modelled in 1925, was extremely popular and was produced with a variety of bases or socles. It was also produced in a variety of sizes. The integral base on this example bears the artist's cast-in signature. It stands 38 cm tall.
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