Moor Boy Bronze After Ferdinand Preiss
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This very charming Art Deco style Moor Boy Bronze has wonderful appeal and amply evokes the innocence of childhood. He is dressed in Moorish garb complete with turban and is holding a tray with a small decanter and oriental handless cup. Reminiscent of a little genie he has a gentle mien and proud upright stance.
A recast from an original by Ferdinand Preiss, the famous German sculptor, the base bears a facsimile of the Preiss signature. Preiss was particularly accomplished at sculptures of children and statuettes of classical form.
Standing on a lovely rectangular marble plinth, this bronze statue of a boy is in excellent condition as can be seen from our photograph gallery which you are invited to peruse.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 26 x Width 12.5 x Depth 6.5 & Weight 2.6 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 3 inches & Weight 5.7 lbs
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).
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Our reference: 05237