A SUPERB BRONZE BY GEORGES BAREAU - REF No. 1060
H: 29 3/4 in / 75.5 cm ; Diameter: 11 3/4 in / 29.8 cm
Georges Marie Valentin Bareau was a French sculpture born in Paimboeuf in north-west France on 11 April 1866. He studied at the Paris School of Fine Art under Charles Gauthier (1831-1891) and Gabriel Thomas (1824-1905). From 1889, he exhibited at the Paris Salon and in 1893 won a third class medal there. During his lifetime he won a number of other accolades including a silver medal at the World Exhibition in Lyon, the Salon prize at the Brussels World Fair exhibition in 1897 and a gold medal at the 1900 Paris World Exhibition. In 1906, he was made an Officer of the Légion d'honneur. Many of his bronze statues were made by the Barbedienne foundry. Bareau also produced a number of war memorials and monuments including the War Memorials at Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Nantes and a statue of Victor Hugo. He died in Nantes on 4 January 1931.
Signed: Georges Bareau
Foundry Mark: Barbedienne Foundry