Atalante [SOLD]

Moreau, Hippolyte Francois

Hippolyte Francois Moreau (1832-1927)

The second son of a notable family of sculptors and painters from Dijon, France. Hippolyte worked in Paris under Jouffroy and his first sculpture was shown at the Salon of 1859. Like his brother Mathurin he was adept at sculpting graceful female figures. He also used some of the same models as his brother Louis for his charming bronze studies of children.

In addition to bronze Hippolyte also worked in marble and won a medal in 1877. At the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900 he was awarded the bronze medal.

Atalante by Hippolyte Moreau (1832-1927)

 Bronze figure of the fleet-footed Atalanta pausing in her race as she
notices an apple at her feet.

Atalante c. 1880   Signed: H. Moreau    Height: 37 cm

Our ref 1326

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