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Mathurin Moreau
French, (1822-1912)

Jeane Paysanne
Bronze, signed
Height 24.5 inches

Mathurin Moreau was born in Dijon on 18 November 1822. He was the son of the sculptor and painter Jean- Baptiste Moreau (1797-1855 )and older brother of Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau (1834-1917) who also became a sculptor. He was taught initially by his father before entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1841, where he trained under Etienne-Jules Ramey and Augustin-Alexandre Dumont. He made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1848 and by 1852 had started to achieve wide success winning a number of commissions from the State for public works including a decorative sculpture to the new Opera and the rebuilding of the Hotel de Ville, Paris. He also produced some commemorative statues, such as that of Sadi Carnot, President of the French Republic which is in Dijon. During his lifetime he received a number of accolades including first place at the Paris World Fair in 1855 and a medal of honor from the Salon in 1897. He was also made mayor of the 19th arrondissement of Paris and in 1912 had a street named after him. A number of his statues and monuments can still be found in various locations including the Palais du Luxembourg, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, Quebec City, Canada and Mendoza, Argentina. Works can also be found at the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée des Arts et Metiers, Paris.

Price £3,900

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