A 19th Century Bronze Of A Blacksmith By Edouard Drouot
Period: 19th Century
A quality bronze of a blacksmith by the sculpture Edouard Drouot. Of good quality and patination, the bronze is signed to the base and is of a good size. Edouard Drouot was a French artist best known for his marble and bronze sculptures of mythological and allegorical scenes. At times creating animalier and Orientalist works, Drouout’s sculptures, whether of animals or people, are characterized by a sense of movement and expressive touch. Born on April 3, 1859 in Sommevoire, France, he went on to study under the popular artist Mathurin Moreau at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1889 onward. Today, Drouot’s work can be found in the collections of the Courtauld Institute in London and the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, among others. The artist died in 1945 in Paris, France.