A large Amazon and Fawn by Pierre Traverse (1892 – 1979). Highly desirable, rare and well known quality art deco bronze statue. French, circa 1930. Signed to the bronze socle base and marked with the Rudier foundry mark showing the snail logo. I understand this same statue was produced by both the Rudier and the La Stelle foundries. Dark brown patinated bronze.
A huge 30 inches (67cm) high.
Pierre Traverse was born April 1, 1892 in St. Andre de Cubzac (Dordogne) France. He studied under Injalbert and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais, of which he was an hors-concours member, the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Artistes Decorateurs. He was a sculptor who worked primarily in bronze, stone, and white marble. He received a silver medal in 1921, a gold medal in 1926 and a diploma of honour in 1937 at the Exposition Internationale in Paris. He was also awarded a medal of honour in 1942 and was decorated with the Legion d’Honneur in 1938. His works can be found in the Musee du Petit Palais in Paris and other fine collections held internationally today. Traverse died in 1979.