Bronze Bust Sculpture of a Young Girl Signed By G. Van Der Straeten,
Superb bronze bust representing a young girl with a headband in her hair. Signed by Georges Van der Straeten (1856-1928) Founders' stamp: "Société des bronzes de Paris" on a Sienna marble base, with a bronze plaque on the base.
Belgian, C. 1880
Condition report: Very Good Antique condition .
Dimensions: 27 Cms Width x 18 Cms Depth x 47 Cms Height
Biography: Georges Van der Straeten, born in Ghent on December 22, 1856 and died in the same city on July 25, 1941, was a Belgian sculptor. He was first a lawyer until 1882 and then a student of the sculptor Jef Lambeaux. He moved to Paris in 1883. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1885 until 1912. He worked and became friends with Jan van Beers and this friendship led him to reveal his talent which allowed him to achieve fame in the representation of the Parisienne. He won various awards, including a silver medal at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. He was named Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1903.