“Girl blowing a kiss” by Cornet Nicolas

End of the 19th century

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Beautiful gild bronze of a little girl putting her hand on her mouth to blow a kiss. She is standing on a small carpet and wearing a night gown. Nice brown onyx base which gives it lightness. Signed on the base Lecorney for the French artist Nicolas Lecornet. Very nice chasing; the bonze was cast in a good foundry (Susse frères?).

Size: total H 35,5 cm – onyx base of 9 cm high with a diameter of 11 cm.

French school of the end of the 19th century.

Lit: Little is known about Nicolas Lecornet. He is a French sculptor, born in Gourgeon (Haute-Saône). He exhibited at the Salon from 1880 to 1884. His signature is sometimes read Lecorney. His work includes allegories, nymphs, figures of children and young girls. Le Bénezet mentions a work in cast iron “La Cruche cassée”, “Le baiser de l’enfant” in gilt bronze, 32 cm, cast by Susse, sold at Drouot in 1983. Finally, “Espagnol à la guitare”, 83 cm, sold in Orléans in 1984.

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