Felix Sanzel (French, 1829-1883) Amour Captif Large Bronze Sculpture
This exceptionally sculpted and cast group sculpture with parcel gilt decoration depicts Eros blindfolding an herm of Athena, and is known as Amour Captif. Signed Fx Sanzel and numbered J257. 29.75" tall.
Sanzel was awarded a medal when he exhibited a similar model in marble in 1868 at Paris Salon. Soon after, the sculpture was placed in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris where it resides today.