A Secret from on High after Hyppolite Moulin Mercury Hermes Bronze Statue Sculpture 17" x 10"
Total Dimensions: Height 17'' x Width 10'' Approximate Weight: 20 LBS Original Reproduction: Reproduction"Secret d'en haut" (A Secret from On High), a bronze statue after the Hyppolite MOULIN's black marble statue kept in Orsay Museum in Paris (signed and dated 1873). Hippolyte Alexandre Julien Moulin, sometimes given as Julien-Hippolyte Moulin or Hypolite Moulin, (1832–1884) was a 19th. century French sculptor. Moulin, a shopkeeper's son, entered the école des Beaux-Arts in 1855 but was unable to afford to continue the lessons and had to become a language teacher in Paris to support himself. He subsequently studied with Auguste-Louis-Marie Ottin and with Antoine-Louis Barye. His bronze statue A Lucky Find at Pompeii (Une Trouvaille à Pompei) (1863) depicts a nude boy with a spade dancing for joy with one leg raised, because he has unearthed a Roman statuette. His nude pose reflects that of the statuette itself, possibly indicating that the statue depicts the excavator imagining himself in the original statuette's pose. The statue won a medal at the Paris Salon of 1864 and became his most famous work. The life-size original was bought by the French Government for 7,000 francs and exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in 1867. It now stands on a tall pedestal in the Musée d'Orsay alongside Alexandre Falguière's Winner of the Cockfight on an adjacent pedestal - another bronze nude dancing boy poised on one leg that had also been exhibited at the 1864 Salon. Moulin won further Salon medals in 1867 and 1869, and another at the Exposition Universelle, 1878. His other works include Victoria Mars (plaster exhibited at the Salon of 1872) and A Secret from On High (Secret d'en Haut) (plaster 1873 ; marble 1875, now also in the Musée d'Orsay alongside other marble statues). A Secret from On High depicts a life-size adolescent nude Mercury (Hermes) whispering a secret to a herm - a pillar topped by a bust of himself - knowing that it will never repeat what he tells it. Moulin spent his last few years in a rest home for the mentally.
This Statue is absolutely stunning! I love it. Pictures do not begin to do it justice. I just ordered this and it's arrived already. I can't believe the level of protection for shipping. If anything they overprotected it. I have ordered from this company many times and know I will probably order again at a future date. I highly recommend this merchant.
What a delightful sculpture this is. I've ordered several pieces from Bronzhaus and this is among my favorite. I originally ordered the smaller, book-end, version by mistake. I ordered over the phone and Yan and I both thought it was the larger version. Switching them out was utterly hassle-free. They sent me a pre-paid shipping label and when we completed the re-order it arrived the next day, sort of shocking how fast it arrived.
Anyway, my advice is to go for the larger version. This is a complex sculpture, having three figures as it does, and can be much better appreciated in the larger scale.
I've dealt with both John and Yan by phone and found them both to be easy-going.
Love the whimsy of the piece.
Nice bronze of classic English bulldog. I was happy with the artist’s work. Have several from him.
This is a very nice bronze piece. Clean lines and nice detail. Goes well with my other musicians.
This is a nice medium-scale copy of the famous Botero statue. It is very well done. I ordered two statues as gifts, but needed to return one because it had some noticeable defects. While ordering and getting the order from Bronzhaus is easy and quick, returning a statue is pain in the butt because it takes weeks to get any reply from the Bronzhaus and weeks to process your return. My impression is that Customer service looses any interest in you after you placed an order and your credit card was charged. You can call them any number of times you can, but they would never answer or call you back. So 5 stars for the statue, 1 star for the customer service.
This is a well made statue. Good size, not too big and not too small; weight is about 2 lbs. High quality. Pleasant to the eye. Purchasing was easy, fast shipping, no problems whatsoever. What you see in the pictures is what you will get. Remember, this is "J. Mavchi," and all his ladies have nearly the same face, hair, and facial expressions.
The size of the sculpture is less than adverstised. According ti the ad it was 9” tall, but really is only 8”.
This statuette is exquisite. I'm extremely pleased. The detail is phenomenal. Truly a work of art. I've purchased a number of times and have never been disappointed. The packing provides excellent protection. Shipping was super fast. I recommend this company.
Really like this sculpture! Adds some pizzazz to my den.
From the Purchase to shipping speed to delivery was excellent. Product was received in excellent condition and was very well packed.
Communication was quick and very good too.
Have bought from here couple of times before and will do again.
Great product , quick delivery. Thank you!
The artistry in the eroticism in the piece lets it fit into many displays and rooms. Very nice.
This is a stunningly beautiful creation. From her expression to everything said in her body language, her desires are captured perfectly.
This is an extra-large copy of the famous Rodin's sculpture. The rendition is perfect, all fine features are nicely reproduced. Both lovers are gorgeous and the kiss is passionate. It is very sensual and erotic while modest and tasteful. A great gift for your loved one. Prepare to free some space in your home for it. Strongly recommend.
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What is the difference between hot cast and cold cast bronzes?
Hot cast bronze is created by pouring a molten metal mixture into a mold. Before the metal can be poured, our artists must first create the mold on a medium such as clay, rubber, or wood. Each mold allows for a limited number of pours, and therefore a limited amount of sculptures can be created in any given round of production before the mold is destroyed and the artist must create a new mold.
Cold cast is actually made from resins and plastics which are painted over. They are cheaper, lighter, and less durable.
Generally speaking, hot cast bronzes are very time consuming and limited in their production, whereas cold cast resins can be mass produced and are inexpensive to create.
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