Coudray Marie Georges Charles

((Paris 1862- 20th century))

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Bronze entitled “Sémiramis” ,a legendary queen of Babylon playing an oriental lyra. Bronze with different brown sheens.Signed on the terrace and marked for the smith “Société des bronzes de Paris”.

Size: H 71cm.

French School of the late 19th century

Lit: Born in Paris, son of a cabinetmaker, Marie Georges Charles started his education as a sculpture at the School of fine Arts of Paris in 1884 under the supervision of Alexandre Falguière and later Gabriel Jules Thomas. He exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1883 till 1890 and then sporadically until 1903. Among his most characteristic works are “Aquila” (bronze 1892), “Les Nénuphars” (terra cotta bust, 1899) and of course his most famous work “Tahoser”, model of a young Egyptian harpist inspired by the Roman de la Momie by Théophile Gautier (Plaster presented at the Salon of 1892). Coudray is also known as an orientalist.

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