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Charming MOREAU Reading Girl w/Cat Bronze Sculpture

Bronze sculpture of reading girl with cat | Ref. no. 00524 | Regent Antiques Sold

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This bronze sculpture of a reading girl with a cat shows her nestling on her front reading a book and looking to one side whilst the cat sits on her back obviously enjoying the warmth but struggling to stay on.

The young girl is charmingly dressed in a frilly dress and a bonnet and evokes a wonderfully amusing domestic scene as they could both be laying in front of a warm fire. She wears a surprised expression as no doubt the cat is making good use of its claws as it struggles to stay put.

Created in the style of Moreau, this bronze sculpture of a reading girl with a cat dates from the latter part of the 20th century and is a recast of the original and bears the replica signature of A Moreau. It is set on an attractive marble base.

This extremely charming bronze sculpture of a reading girl with a cat is offered for sale in excellent condition and this can be verified by looking at the sample of photographs in our image gallery.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 17 x Width 23 x Depth 15

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 6 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 00524

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