Edouard Drouot Classical Philosopher Scholar Bronze Sculpture
8000This bronze by Edouard Drouot (1859-1945) depicts a seated Greek or Roman scholar or philosopher in classical robes, and is raised on a veined black marble plinth, with gilt bronze plaques cast in shallow relief which depict shepherds and flocks in pastoral landscapes. The bronze is inscribed E. Drouot and the interior is stamped 9707. It measures 26.2" tall, 10" wide and 12" deep (66.5 by 25.4 by 30.5 cm).
Drouot was born in Sommevoire in 1859 and died in Paris in 1945. Well listed and widely collected, he was a painter and sculptor known for his mythological subjects, genre and local scenes and animals, and Orientalist subjects as well. Édouard Drouot studied under Émile Thomas and Mathurin Moreau. He began by painting genre subjects and contributed Amateur to the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle receiving an honourable mention. Then he devoted himself to producing sculptures of modest dimensions and most frequently in bronze; he produced subjects of a mythological nature, such as Bust of Diana, Pan or other nymphs, and a few local types (either Indians or Tuaregs) based on his travels.