A stunning Victory of Samothrace art deco interpretation by André Abbal.
Large gilded bronze panel on wood frame depicting a winged victory on an ocean liner head.
Panel is signed.
When I purchased this panel, seller told me that in his family this panel was said to be in a 1920/1930 ocean liner officer Mess.
Overall dimensions 72cm x 61cm.
Bronze only 57cm x 46cm x 24cm
André Abbal, (1876-1953)
Sculptor, student of the Toulousains Alexandre Falguière and Antonin Mercié. School of Fine Arts of Paris, Abbal exposes from 1896 to the Salon of the French Artists. After the war of 1914-1918, it is most often found at the Salon d'Automne. This adept of the direct size obtains important official orders for the palace of Chaillot, the monuments to the dead of Toulouse and Moissac. The town of Carbonne (Haute-Garonne), which has its Moissonneuse on one of its squares, has dedicated a museum to him.
Museum website : http://museeabbal.free.fr/frame.htm
André Abbal on wikipedia : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Abbal