A delightful bronze sculpture of a young boy upon a high quality black marble base.The boy holds a twig upon which two small birds are perched.The attention to detail throughout is absolutely fantastic.The base bears the replica signature of Auguste Moreau.This bronze is hot cast using the lost wax method.Measurements:Height 72 cm x Width 59 cm x Depth 24 cmAuguste Moreau 1834-1917 Born in Dijon in the early 19th century, he studied under Mathurin Moreau. Auguste Moreau worked as a sculptor and specialised in figures, statuettes and groups, mainly in marble. He made his debut at the 1861 Salon in Paris and continued to play an active part in the Salon des Artistes Francais as a member of the Societe des Artistes Francais until 1910.Cire Perdue or Lost WaxSometimes called by the French name of ''cire perdue'' or the Latin, ''cera perduta'' is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist''s sculpture.In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
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