Maurice Guiraud Rivière & Etling Paris Bronze Cowboy at the Rodeo Art Deco Statue
A rare tall bronze sculpture by Maurice Guiraud Rivière & Etling Paris representing the figure of a cowboy at the rodeo on a bucking bronco.
Stunning high quality Etling edition foundry with detailed chasing. Genuine brown patina and marble base. Signed Guiraud Riviere in the bronze and inscribed Etling. Classic American Cowboy rodeo image, with great details throughout in clothing, hat, horse and posture.
One of the greatest and most original Art Deco sculptures whose work has been synomoous with some of the most original images associated with the period. His “Comet” sculpture one of the most influential images and his work is represented in the book, Bryan Catley.”Art deco and other figures” chancery house publishing.
Maurice Guiraud-Rivière, born in Toulouse 1881-1947.
A painter, draftsman, and French sculptor. Théodore Rivière sculptor nephew, he was a pupil of the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts where he studied under the direction of Antonin Mercié master of his uncle and, like them, native of Toulouse. Exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1907, and also at the Salon des Humoristes. Art Deco sculptor, author of many figures (bronze or chryselephantine) mainly on the themes of women, sports, aviation or the automobile. Most of his works were published by Etling, which, founded in 1909, was very active in the edition of Art Deco bronzes and represented many sculptors of this artistic movement including Demetre Chiparus. Maurice Guiraud-Rivière is also known for his car mascots. He is one of the sculptors who created some of the most beautiful mascots known during the heyday of this production (1919 to 1930). His mascots, always very well made, are currently highly sought after by collectors. He was also author of models for the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres between 1911 and 1923.
20″ T x 20″ W x 5.5″ D