Item #ABPE012

Size: 13in W. x 27in H. x 13in L.

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This wonderful cupid sculpture was acquired during the owners various travels throughout the world.  It is a “French Bronze” which is actually spelter- an alloy with more zinc that has virtually all the properties of bronze.  The sculpture is a French neoclassical style of mythological god Cupid after Auguste Moreau (French, 1834-1917.  This after study was made in the late 20th century.  Cupid is the Roman god of love, known for having a bow from which he shoots arrows. Cupid’s arrows have the power to make people fall in love — a task asked of him multiple times by the other gods. Two of the most famous stories about him concern Psyche and Apollo. However, he also uses his magic arrows on others, including Medea.

Auguste Moreau was the son of famous sculptor Jean-Baptiste Moreau, who acted as his first teacher.  He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and exhibited for the first time in 1861, reaching great success at an early age.   The bulk of his sculptures were derived from allegorical or romantic figures and consisted of maidens, Pan, cherubs, or cupids.  He was a member of the Salon des Artistes in France for around 50 years.

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  • Patina / Coloring

    Art of Bronze is known for its exclusive and beautiful patinas. We specialize in creating traditional patinas of brown, burgundy, green (verde) or a brown & verde green combination. We are also experts in creating exotic colors. Let the Art of Bronze enhance the wonderful quality and detail of your new sculpture with our world-class patinas. No two patinas are exactly a like which will make your sculpture a unique treasure.

  • Maintenance

    Bronze lasts forever and will never rust, warp or contort. It is an alloy (a mixture of metals) and will oxidize over the years. This process will not hurt the statue. In fact, it can enhance the beauty by turning the statue many wonderful shades of greens, blues, whites and yellows. For the client that wants to maintain the original patina/coloring of their newly acquired work of art, Art of Bronze has several secrets. Every statue and placement will have different requirements and it is best to discuss your needs with Art of Bronze.

  • Installation

    Art of Bronze specializes in creating monuments for city and state governments, corporations and developers throughout the country. We are very proud of our 30 years of expertise. No matter the size of your sculpture, you can be assured we will help guide you through the installation to permanently secure your statue. Every sculpture whether private or public will have different requirements. Call Art of Bronze today and we will discuss your needs with you.