Bronze Grand Tour Sculpture of a Dancer
Sold for $1,750
fourth quarter 19th century, after Francois Rolard (French, 1842-1912), cast signature and "Societe des Bronzes de Paris" foundry mark along self-base, the dancer holding a hoop with two birds, and another long-tailed bird perched on his shoulder.
h. 26-1/2", w. 11-1/4", d. 9"
**In overall good "as is" condition with weathering and unevenness of patination. Possible old filler repair at proper right upper arm joint. Scattered nicks and areas of rubbing/abrading. Some small areas of oxidation. Bird has been reattached to shoulder. Soiling and accretions, especially in more deeply modeled areas.
NOTE: Cast signature "F. Rolard" and with "Societe des Bronzes de Paris" foundry mark.