Bronze sculpture of a family of fauna playing music

The Mad Song or La Folle Chanson by Jef Lambeaux

The sculpture by Jef Lambeaux is made of light brown patina bronze. It represents a family of fauna playing music.


Description :It represents a family of fauna playing music. The woman plays castanets and the man sings. Their two children play the trumpet sitting on the Satyr’s lap.

The belgian sculptor Jeff Lambeaux (1852 – 1908)

Jef Lambeaux (1852-1908), an exceptionally energetic Belgian sculptor of the late 19th century, stands out for his remarkable and unique artistic practice. His oeuvre displays originality and singularity, setting him apart from his contemporaries. Lambeaux’s works, both dynamic bronze battle scenes and monumental marble sculptures, often sparked diverse reactions due to their aesthetic and ethical impact. His career was marked by numerous sculptures, including depictions of youthful women and expressive busts of notable figures. With over 150 estimated works, his legacy lives on in Belgian museums, particularly in Brussels and Antwerp, with key pieces like « The Kiss » and the « Brabo Fountain » earning him widespread recognition during his lifetime.

Material : Bronze with a light brown patina.

Foundry : B. Verbeyst Fondeur Bruxelles

Period : Belgium (Brussels), 1884

Dimensions : 86 x 48,5 x 31,5 cm

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