Vainqueur translates as "Victorius One" and this bronze sculpture is that, a real triumph. Eugene Marioton (1854-1933), gained fame and popularity in France by producing the style of the times. This bronze, perhaps accomplished circa 1889, showcases an athlete standing strident, waving a laurel wreath. He holds a bow with a quiver at his feet. This stance was popular during the Age of Industry. Then, as the Symbolist Period began, Marioton used softer, dreamier subject matter. His works are madly copied, beware of newer castings with less detail and finishing. Signed Eug. Marioton. Front plate reads Prix des Beaux Arts and VAINQUEUR.
Approximate Dimensions: 23 1/2"H, 7 1/2" X 6 1/2" (Marble Base)