Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 14" x Width 10"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 6".
Height without base: 12 "
Weight : 15 LBS
Inventory : 64B6588246
The intricate details on the sculpture depict the tumultuous force of rushing water, encircling the jug and claiming the lives of a shipwrecked vessel. Amidst the chaos, two women and a young boy are seen struggling against the suffocating and foaming waves. As a unique handle, a nude fisherman emerges, his legs entwined by the fishtails of mermaids. These mermaids, in their well-intentioned rescue attempts, unknowingly lead their victims to watery graves by drawing them towards their underwater kingdoms.
The fisherman gazes out into the tempest, bravely facing the gusts of wind with his hand raised, attempting to locate other survivors. Faint cries for help echo on the roaring winds, a haunting reminder of the perilous situation.
This exquisite bronze sculpture is rich in ancient Greek folklore and crafted using the esteemed ancient method of lost-wax casting. It exudes a captivating allure with a brown patina tarnish finish, further accentuating the intricate details and symbolic narrative. Resting upon a black marble base, it bears the European Bronze Finery stamp of quality and proudly showcases the signature of the renowned artist Moreau.
Gustave Moreau, a distinguished French Symbolist painter (6 April 1826 – 18 April 1898), was known for his emphasis on illustrating biblical and mythological figures. His imaginative style resonated with Symbolist writers and artists, capturing their imaginations and inspiring awe.
This bronze statue, a masterpiece of artistry and storytelling, is a remarkable addition to any collection. It pays homage to the timeless allure of Greek mythology and Gustave Moreau's artistic legacy, leaving a lasting impression on those who appreciate the profound beauty and depth of literary and mythological themes.