Georges GARREAU (1885-1955): Pair of squirrels book-ends on marble base, signed

 

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Georges GARREAU (1885-1955): Nice pair of book-ends, 'squirrels' in metal with bronze patina on marble base. Each squirrel signed 'G.Garreau'.

From the 30's

Height: 10,7 cm - 4 3/16 in
Base: 10 x 10 cm - 3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in

Bibliography

BENEZIT: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Paris. Gründ. 1999. Vol.5, p.884a.

Georges Raoul GARREAU (1885-1955):
French sculptor born in Paris in 1885.
He did many bronze sculptures, women and men, some orientalist pieces, a lot of animals, often book-ends, in the art-deco style.
We know from him a bronze sculpture of a standing nude woman and of a seated nude woman with a dove, an oriental woman head, A Brittan woman walking in the wind, a man head in the Antic style. Also a Meharist on his camel, a corrida scene figuring a matador facing a raging bull. Also a walking lioness, a flying seagull, a fish standing on its tail; bronze book-ends with Native Amerindian chief head in full eagle feathers headdress, deer or antelope heads, elephants, Chinese fishes, squirrels, etc.; bronze letter-opener with animal handles (squirrel, etc.).

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