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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1057868: Early 20th Century Art Deco Bronze Entitled "Diana" By Pierre Le Faguays

Early 20th Century Art Deco Bronze Entitled "Diana" By Pierre Le Faguays

£5,750    $7,301    €6,797
An iconic early 20th Century Art Deco bronze figure of Diana the huntress dressed in a tunic with her hand lifted above her head releasing her bow. Exhibiting excellent rich green patination and very fine hand finished detail, signed Le Faguays
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
Height: 68 cm
 
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
 
Circa: 1930
 
Materials: Bronze
 
Book Ref Art Deco & Other Figures by Bryan Catley
 
SKU: 20045
 
ABOUT
 
Pierre Le Faguays
 
Pierre Le Faguays (French, 1892 ~ 1962) Faguays was born in Nantes, France and became famous for the originality he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He gained a medal of honour for his work in 1927. He was a best friend of Max Le Verrier and the Le Verrier foundry produced many of his pieces. He used 2 pseudonyms as well as his own name and they were Fayral and Guerbe. Which were the family names of his Mother and his Wife. He was a leading sculptor and his work is frequently praised for its high quality and attention to anatomical accuracy. He also produced designs for Goldscheider in Paris under the “La Stele” label. He worked in several mediums including ivory, bronze, spelter, stone, wood, alabaster and ceramics. He studied with his friend Max Le Verrier. He was a good friend of both Marcel Bouraine and Max Le Verrier and indeed the Le Verrier foundry produced many of the Le Faguays statues. All three had studied together at the Beaux Arts in Geneva and remained life-long friends.
 
Diana
 
In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and nature being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals. She was eventually equated with the Greek goddess Ar...
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