Today we are delighted to offer for sale a wonderful antique Ernest Rancoulet a Trouville bronze figural group!
This wonderful statue is beautifully designed and finely crafted and detailed. Made of solid bronze, the sculpture has a wonderful warm patinated finish further enhanced by the genuine patina of time. The piece depicts the two beautiful young women wearing one-piece bathing suits and merrily playing leapfrog. The base of the work emulates the sandy surface of the beach with one of the girl’s discarded wide brimmed hat. Trouville-sur-Mer, commonly referred to as Trouville, is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Trouville-sur-Mer borders Deauville. This village of fishermen is a popular tourist attraction in Normandy. The bronze’s detailing is truly beautiful and captures the lighthearted joyful spirit of Belle Epoque France.
This piece is signed “A Trouville” on the edge of base and “Rancoulet” on top left corner of base.
Sculpture presents well and is in very good antique condition, with very minor display wear, scuffing and patina commensurate with age.
Dimensions: 22-3/8″ height, 14-3/8″ in length, 8-7/8″ in diameter (base)