Charles Georges Coudray (XIXth-XXth)
Bust of a young woman
Signed on the back: George Coudray
Good general condition, beautiful patina, some stains on the back: restoration estimate on request
H.53 - L.34 - P.18 cm
Pretty bust of a young woman in bronze with brown patina. Her hair tied with a ribbon, she poses with a graceful and nostalgic air.
Charles Georges Coudray was born in Paris on January 31, 1862 and died in 1932. French sculptor and medalist, he is the brother of Marie Alexandre Lucien Coudray (1864-1932), also a sculptor.
In 1884, he entered the School of Fine Arts in Paris and was trained by Alexandre Falguière, Henri Allouard and Gabriel-Jules Thomas.
He exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1883 to 1890, more sparsely until 1903. He presented many busts and statuettes there.
His sculptures in plaster, natural stone, terracotta and most often in bronze mainly represent young elegant women, drawn from mythological or orientalist subjects.
Charles Georges Coudray also creates decorative art objects such as vases and is one of the designers of Art Nouveau style metal objects for the German manufacture "Orivit".
Between 1926 and 1932, he produced medals published by the Monnaie de Paris.
Charles Georges Coudray (XIXth-XXth), Bust of a young woman, bronze, XIXth