Bust from Model Pierrette by George Van der Straeten
A cast by Societe des Bronzes de Paris from the model bust titled Pierrette by Belgian artist George Van der Straeten (1856-1928). This signed sculpture features a joyful young woman with a detailed ruffled collar top. Her hair is up and she wears a scarf tied in a bow around her head. There is a single flower and mask at its base. It is signed in mold to the verso along with a stamp for the “Societe des Bronzes de Paris". There are some very minor scuffs and abrasions when examined closely.
About George Van der Straeten:
Georges (or Joris) Vander Straeten (1856-1928) Born in Ghent, Belgium. He was on track to become an attorney and was studying law. However, his love of the art won out, and he became a well-known sculptor. By 1878, he had become one of Brussels most prolific sculptors. He moved to Paris in 1883 and became well known for his sculptures of clowns, circus performers, peasant girls and Parisian ladies.
He displayed his work at the Paris Salon from 1885 through 1912. He earned a variety of awards, most notably a silver medal at the 1900 World Fair in Paris. Van der Straeten displayed skilled mastery in his work and brought them life with high-quality finishes. His works include numerous portraits of graceful, fanciful figures of young Parisian women. His ability at capturing facial expressions which clearly portrayed sadness or joy make him a stand apart from his contemporaries. His works were reproduced in different sizes and titles by various foundries such as the Société des Bronzes de Paris.
Dimensions: 4.25" W x 7.0" H x 2.5" D