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Antique Bronze Figure of Terpsichore by Louis Gregoire

Jean-Louis Gregoire Paris (1840-1890)

A very fine French bronze figure of ‘Terpsichore’ by Jean-Louis Gregoire. Depicted seated on a fluted ionic column, dressed in classical robes, she is resting a lyre on her Knee, the naturalistically cast base with an ormolu trim. Superbly cast with fine chasing to the details. Golden brown patination. Signed to the base ‘L Gregoire’.

Height 21 1/2” (54.5cm)

Base diameter 8” (20cm)

Width 11” (28cm)

Depth 10” (25.5cm)


Circa 1880

The son of a chiseler, Gregoire started to exhibit at the Salon in 1867