Bronze with a golden brown patina Signed " Couturier " on the terrace
Numbered "2/6" and stamped "E. GODARD CIRE PERDUE
H. 26 cm
About Robert Couturier's work, Aristide Maillol declared "You, Couturier, in the ill-fitting genre, you will do something very well". The young lithography student became his pupil in 1928 and quickly became one of the leading sculptors of the 1930s. In 1937, the presentation at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques of his Gardener commissioned for the Trocadero esplanade in Paris stood out among the many female figures characteristic of the "return to order. Like Alberto Giacometti, Germaine Richier and Jean Fautrier, Robert Couturier broke with pure figuration and developed stretched, vertical and long forms.
Valérie Da Costa, Robert Couturier, Paris, Norma éd. 2000.