Cold Painted Bronze Sculpture of the winged victory.
The bronze figure “La Renomme” or “Winged Victory” of Louis-Ernest Barrias is the allegory of fame. It is the personification of victory. The winged goddess Victoria is the patron goddess of the Roman emperor and the guardian of the empire.
She was normally worshiped by triumphant generals returning from war. She is often seen with or in a chariot, as in the late 18th-century sculpture representing Victory in a quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany; “Il Vittoriano” in Rome has two Winged figures, very often in pairs, representing victory and referred to as “victories”, were common in Roman official iconography, typically hovering high in a composition, and often filling spaces in spandrels or other gaps in architecture. The sculpture is mounted on a marble base and signed with the artist’s name.
Cold-painting was a technique popular during the art deco period, which started in the 1920s. Bronze figures, most of them made in Vienna, were covered with enamel paint. The result is a colorful figure or lamp.
Original made by: Louis-Ernest Barrias (1841-1905)
Height: 40.7 cm
Width: 20.8 cm
Depth: 18.1 cm
Weight: 3.4 Kg