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$ 30,000

Phryne - Marble Bust of a Sensuous Young Woman

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 1900-1919
Materials Marble
W. 13.5 in; H. 25.5 in; D. 12 in;
W. 34.29 cm; H. 64.77 cm; D. 30.48 cm;
Condition Good. Overall in quite good shape commensurate with age. There is some hairline surface issues, superficial surface cracks and slight discoloration of the marble particularly in the hair.
Creation Date Cicra 1900
Description Emmanuel Villanis was well known primarily for his bronzes of beautiful young women. With Phryne, the sculptor is working in marble. Since stone is not in the least forgiving, it's remarkable how deftly Villanis get every structural part of the sitter's head and upper torso correct. It's a testament to his high skill as a great artist. Moreover, Villanis sculpts the female beautifully and sensuously . Phryne has a stunning profile from both sides. Her nez retroussé is a hallmark of the artist's oeuvre and defines the work as being ultra-feminine. The sitter's attractiveness in art is always a driver of price. Phryne is a sublime masterwork and speaks to the exceptional talent of the artist. This work is a blend of Neo-Classicism and Art Nouveau.
Styles / Movements Post Impressionism, Realism, Surrealism
Incollect Reference Number 488654
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