Duchoiselle Bronze Sculpture - American Indian Allegory of Fishing
Our wonderful nineteenth century casting of Duchoiselle's work known as the Allegory of Fishing depicts a female American indian in canoe. 24 inches tall and 36 inches wide. This is an original/early and large casting, not to be confused with later castings of lesser quality, and other smaller castings as well.
In very good condition, with light scratches and nicks throughout and a small patch of verdigris noticeable on the figure's back. The end of the paddle was cast separately. There is wear to the male thread of the paddle end (and/or the female thread on the sculpture) and as a result the paddle may not be secured tightly. But, it may be inserted and will keep its position at a slight angle. This wear may certainly be corrected by a metal conservator, and we may complete this restoration prior to shipment.
This French artist's works adorn the ceilings of the Palais Garnier opera house and the Louvre museum in Paris, and is best known for this work and its companion, the Allegory of Hunting, plus other depictions of American indians and other figurative subjects.