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19th C Bronze Sculpture Simon Louis Boizot 1743-1809


£2,800 | $3,776 USD | €3,260 EUR
Item Number: SA351282
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Timberhill Gallery
This antique has been viewed 35 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


A fine French bronze sculpture circa 1890 of the Greek God Boreas (the North Wind) and Oreithyia. The winged figure of Boreas is modelled blowing wind and carrying off the nymph Oreithyia.
According to Greek mythology, Boreas, the North Wind, tried to win the love of the nymph, Oreithyia, but was was unsuccessful because he could not sigh or even breathe gently. Boreas abducted Oreithyia carrying her off.
The piece was originally exhibited in the Salon Paris by Simon Louis Boizot in 1786.
Simon-Louis Boizot was the son of Antoine Boizot, painter and born in the Gobelins, Paris. He began as the pupil of Slodtz and obtained a first prize for sculpture in 1762, which admitted him to a scholarship in the royal schools. He made the usual journey to Rome as a pensionnaire of the Academy, and became an academician in 1778, his morceau de réception being his statue of Meleager now in the Louvre. From 1774 to 1785 he was in charge of the sculpture section of the Manufacture Royale de Sèvres, for which he executed numerous models. During the Revolution he escaped the eclipse which overtook so many of the royal sculptors, and was made a member of the commissions appointed to take over the protection of works of art and science, and contributed to the decoration of the column of Le Grande Armée in the Place Vendôme.
The piece is in good condition and stands 58cm or 22 inches


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Height = 60 cm (23.6")
Width = 30 cm (11.8")
Depth = 28 cm (11.0")

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