25 x 17 x 10" (63.5 x 43.2 x 25.4 cms) on a 1.2" (3 cms) marble base.
Beethoven is depicted wearing a wide lapeled coat and shirt with ruffles, his expression intense.
The words "Symphonie Pastorale Heroique Sonates Fidelio" impressed into the pages of an open book resting on two small laurels at the foot of the rendering. With the signature of the artist "G. Leroux" impressed into the back of the bust, just below the right shoulder, and with small circular raised stamp of casting foundry and "FRANCE C."also to back. Polished bronze title plaque to base.
Some minor wear and oxidation; base loose. In very good condition overall.
Unlocated in the databases of either the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany, or the Ira Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. No examples found in the online census "French Sculpture 1500-1960 in North American Public Collections."
Leroux, a student of François Jouffroy and C. Deloye, exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon. He was awarded an honorable mention in 1882 and 1883; a third class medal in 1885; a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in both 1889 and 1900; and the French Legion of Honor in 1908. Benezit (1966) 5, p.382.
Price: $2,200.00 other currencies