Muses des Bois Bronze Sculpture After Eugene Marioton (1857-1933)
This antique bronze after the French artist, Eugene Marioton (1857-1933), depicts a maiden in classical robe playing a double flute, is known as "Muses des Bois". It resides on a green stone (marble) pedestal. Signed in the cast with no foundry mark. This cast dates from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
The artist studied under Dumont, Bonassieux and Thomas and exhibited at the Salon of the Societe des Artistes Francais from 1882 to 1922. (Source: Benezit Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs Et Graveurs)