Please buy a flower, sculpture oriental?
The Flower Seller - Jeune Fille de Bou Saada
Louis–Ernst Barrias 1841-1904
The first one is in Ivory, bronze, wood and mother of pearl and is small at 33cm x 27cm. The second is in bronze size unknown and the last in I guessed terra cotta, but if it is plaster as Ian Cox said, then is there a Marble one somewhere? Looks as if it is a lot bigger and could be life size. See other pictures on Cox Art news and here.
There appear to be other versions one in the USA.
When I first saw this ‘little’ work it hardly caught my eye and I skipped on through the auction catalogue. I also must have seen the second version in another catalogue but do not remember it. Then I saw it on Cox Art News in a photo of a grave I did as I was told and ‘clicked’ where he indicated expecting to see some more graves. I am so glad I did for more that one reason.
First of all it is a delightful work. Second it brought this sculptor to mind and finally it got me thinking about ‘Media’ again.
It is unclear what has been used for the grave but I guess it is stone. We have a mixed media, a bronze and the big one which I had assumed was terra cotta but it could easily be plaster. Does anyone have a favourite?