Bronze girl with butterfly

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1825/18: JEAN GARNIER: a charming late 19th century French BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young maiden, surprised by a butterfly that has alighted on her shoulder. She stands on a natural base,her hair tied up; partially dressed in a robe (perhaps after a swim) and holding a flower in her right hand, whilst looking at the butterfly ~ an unexpected guest. Signed within the integral bronze and raised on a rouge marble base. 10ins (25cms) high overall. *Jean Garnier (1853-1910): a French sculptor who specialised in figures and decorative vessels.


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