marble sculpture of leda and the swan

Leda and the swan by Edouard Houssin

White Carrara marble sculpture representing the famous subjet of Leda and the Swan from the Greek mythology.


Description : The present sculpture depicts the mythological story of Leda, a princess from Sparta who was seduced by Jupiter. To approach her, Jupiter transformed into a swan. A beautiful representation of feminine sensuality, this myth has been portrayed by some of history’s greatest artists, dating back to figures like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

The sculptor Edouard Houssin

A student of Jouffroy, Millet, and the Douai schools, this artist exhibited at the Salon from 1873 to 1914. They earned several honorable mentions (1879, 1881, 1883, 1885) and medals (third class in 1887, second in 1889), including two bronze medals at the 1889 and 1900 World Expositions. With numerous monuments in the North of France, notable works include « Child with a Panther » (1881), « Esmeralda » (1883), « Phaethon » (1889), « Loïe Fuller » (1897), and « Saint Ignatius » (Braines), cast in bronze by the Denonvilliers art foundry in 1888.

Material : White Carrara marble

Height : 56 cm

Length : 23,5 cm

Width : 21 cm

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