Sculptor - Charles Paillet
Title - Bacchante
Sand Cast Bronze
6 1/2" height
(16.5 cm )
Charles Paillet was better known as an Animalier sculptor but he also did a few other subjects, including automobile mascots. His figurative works are quite scarce.
This bronze shows a Bacchante nude female figure dancing with wild abandon. She is smiling and happy, she has grape leaves twined in her hair and each hand holds a cymbal while she gracefully balances on one leg in her dance to the god of wine.
A fine and rare work, this lovely Lady has a warm brown patina, she is signed on the bronze base by her feet and is mounted on the original 1 1/2 inch tall beveled sienna yellow marble base for a total height of 8 inches (20.3 cm).