JOSEPH BERNARD (1866-1931)

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JOSEPH BERNARD (1866-1931)

Young girl styling standing
up Model created in 1922
Bronze with brown patina
Signed "J. Bernard" and numbered "n°11" and"(c)" on the base
Bears the stamp of the foundryman Valsuani
H.: 68 cm

Origin: family of the artist, by descent Related

- Joseph Bernard, Young girl at her toilet, Asian marble, direct carving, Sun.102 x 21 x 21 x 21 cm
- Joseph Bernard, a young girl in her toilet, known as the Jeune fille se coiffant assise, around 1910, bronze, signed and stamped by the founder Claude Valsuani, size 64 x 21.5 x 18 cm

- René Jullian, Jean Bernard, Lucien Stoenesco, Pascale Grémont Gervaise, Joseph Bernard, Fondation de Coubertin, Saint-Rémy-Lès-Chevreuse, 1989, our copy mentioned under number 221, page 323.

Related literature:
- Paul Vitry, "L'exposition des Arts décoratifs modernes", in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, nov. 1925, pp.287- 300;
- Luc Benoit, "Joseph Bernard (1866-1931)", in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1932, vol. 2, pp.217- 228;
- Didier Chautant, Recherches sur la vie et l'oeuvre de Joseph Bernard 1866-1931: sculpteur français, 1977, sn, n°151, p.66 et pp.70 -71;
- Catherine Chevillot, Paris, crucible for sculpture (1900-1904), 3 vol., s.l., 2013.

This theme of the young girl styling herself, treated many times by Joseph Bernard, gives the artist, who is in love with feminine beauty, the opportunity to sublimate its plastic canons through her refined and synthetic style. Close in its composition to the Young Girl sitting at her toilet, the work offers to see a vibrant and graceful composition.
In its initial format (H. 102 cm), the work executed in Asian marble was intended to be part of an enclosed space and "to evoke the intimacy of a peaceful state". Our copy corresponds to the second state of the study for this unique work, which was finally executed in arabesque in 1922. Our copy, reduced to bronze, brilliant
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