Song of the Sea

Moreau, Mathurin

Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912)

Born November 1822 in Dijon and died February 1912 in Paris.

Son and pupil of Jean Moreau, Mathurin entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1841 and worked with Ramsay and Dumont. He occupies a distinguished positon amongst 19th century sculptors and is known for his realistic and graceful figures. His chief works include:  President Carnot (marble)- monument at Dijon; Marguerite d'Anjou (bronze)- Angers.

Mathurin won the second Prize of Rome in 1842. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1848 and won first class medals in 1859,1861,1863. He also won Expostion Universelle awards in 1855 and 1867, achieving the Gold Medal in 1889.

Further honours came in 1900 when he was declared hors concours and made an Office of the Legion of Honour.

Song of the Sea by Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912)

Bronze figure of a young woman emerging from the waves.

Song of the Sea  c. 1890    Signed: Math. Moreau    Height: 80 cm

Hors Concours     Medaille d'Honneur seal

Reference:  Kjellberg- Dictionary of Sculptors

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