Signature: with foundry mark Cire Perdue A. A. Hebrard
12 in. h. x 6 in. w. x 6 in. d.
Foundry mark "Cire Perdue A. A. Hebrard". The Hébrard foundry was created by the art founder Adrien-Aurélien Hébrard ( 1865 - 1937 ). The foundry specialized in lost wax casting and sand casting, but it also produces silverware silver models. This bronze is a lost wax reduction of the original by Maillol. The original torso is a study for the heroic figure of Chained Action, designed as a monument to Louis-Auguste Blangui (1805–1881), a republican and revolutionary who suffered repeated persecution and imprisonment for his political views under successive French regimes. Maillol received the commission for the monument in 1905 and completed the torso in the same year. The first cast of the full figure now stands in the town of Puget-Théniers, where it was erected in 1908.
Type of Work: Sculpture