Antique French Gilt Bronze Marble Statue Sculpture of Fortuna By Louis G Fulconis

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A very good large antique French gilt bronze of the Roman goddess Fortuna, by Louis Guillaume Fulconis (1818-1873), circa 1860.
The bronze is inspired by sculpture of the Italian Renaissance sculptor Giambologna (1529-1608). The bronze is finely cast & gilded & depicts Fortuna  raised on a mottled Rouge Antique marble plith & holding a spiral fluted cornucopia, with flowers in one hand and a handful of cascading coins in the other. She is dressed in a diaphanous garment with her hair tresses loosely tied back with a ribbon, her right foot standing on the wheel of fortune.
The bronze is signed to the base "Fulconis" and is also marked with the foundry stamp and "France". Good condition.

Louis Guillaume Fulconis -  Was talented French sculptor born in 1818, who had a keen interest of Renaissance sculpture. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1857 to 1872 and created statues in marble, plaster, and bronze. Some of his notable works include Actéon for the Louvre Court and Princess Clémence for the Luxembourg Garden. Fulconis was inspired by the Mercury and Fortuna sculptures by Jean de Bologne (Giambologna),  his sculpture of Mercury is currently on exhibition at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence, Italy.


24.5 inches high × 5.5 inches wide × 8 inches deep


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