A French Art Nouveau gilt and patinated bronze portrait of Sarah Bernhardt by Paul François Berthoud. Sarah Bernhardt was the most important dramatic actress of the 19th century. She is portrayed here with a jeweled sash and flowing hair, no doubt a reference to her role as Gismonda in the play by Victorien Sardou. A sculpture belonging to this series is in the collection of the French National Museum.
|Artist: Paul François Berthoud|
|Signed: PF Berthoud” and stamped with the Louchet foundry mark|
|Dimensions: 23'' high x 20'' wide x 13'' deep|
|Item #: S-17545|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|