Allegory of spring by Mathurin Moreau
A rare and important brown patina bronze sculpture depicting Flora, the goddess of flowers, gardens, spring and fertility in Roman mythology. Dressed in a light dress, she is holding a basket of flowers in her left hand. A butterfly rests on the index finger of her right hand. This composition symbolises the Allegory of Spring.
The sculpture rests on a large fluted natural wood column.
French work circa 1890.
Signature on the terrace: Moreau Mathurin.
Model of this size probably executed for a commission.
Height bronze : 112 cm – Width : 45 cm