Jean Gautherin (1840-1890)
Allegory of Motherhood
Signed on one side of the terrace "Jn GAUTHERIN", on the opposite side "F BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur".
H. 85 - L.30 - P. 33 cm
Bronze group with brown patina representing a woman in medieval clothes carrying a child in her arms, a beautiful allegory of motherhood illustrating the poem by Clotilde de Surville (1405-1498), "Verselets à mon premier-né".
We can also read on the base plate the first verse:
O dear child, true punishment of your father,
Sleep on the seyn that your bousche has pressed!
Sleep, little one; cloz, amy, on your mother's seyn,
Tien doulz carnation by the oppressed sum!
CLOTILDE de SURVILLE - 1421
Good condition, beautiful patina.
Jean Gautherin (1840-1890), Clotilde de Surville, bronze, 19th century