Patinated and gilt bronze sculpture "Pax Labor" by Edouard Drouot (French, 1859-1945). Having a gilt finish bronze sculpture depicting a young man who is holding an olive branch and a plow, symbols of peace and work, standing on a mound with agricultural and war trophies on a cast base. The front has a plaque reading, "Pax Labor, Par E. Drouot (Salon des Beaux-Arts)". The statue is signed on the back side by the maker.
Born in Sommevoire in the Haut Marne region of France on 3rd April 1859, Edouard Drouot spent his early his career as a successful genre painter. He studied sculpture under the renowned Mathurin Moreau (French, 1822-1912) at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and Emile Thomas (French, 1817-1882), a prominent sculptor responsible for numerous state commissions while producing portraits, monuments, allegorical and mythological works in marble and bronze. In 1882 he made his debut at the Paris Salons (Salon des Artistes Français). He became famous for his Classic, beautifully shaped allegorical figures, executed in bronze.
19TH CENTURY EDOUARD DROUOT PATINATED & GILT BRONZE "PAX LABOR"
H 35.5 in. x W 15.5 in. x D 10 in.
Good - Beautiful patina with age. Minor fading, wear consistant with age and use.
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