French Patinated Bronze Group by Jean Didier Début
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A charming 19th century French patinated bronze group by Jean Didier Début on a rouge marble base. Modeled as a barefoot couple holding hands dancing around a harvest.
Titled: La Moisson or The Harvest.
Signed: Debut, and Boucher Fres Editeurs
Height: 31.5" (80 cm)
Width: 16" (40 cm)
Depth: 13" (33 cm)
Jean Didier Début (1824-1893) studied under David d'Angers (1788-1856) and was the father of Marcel Début (1865-1933). He won the Prix de Rome in 1851 and exhibited numerous times at the Salon from 1848 until his death in 1893.