Edouard Drouot French bronze depicting two fencers on marble base. Modeled as a fencing dual action scene on a naturalistic base, raised on a griotte marble rectangular base, the bronze signed ‘E. Drouot. The base bearing a bronze engraved plaque depicting the American Champion as he clearing thrusts his sword into the other fencers stomach. The bronze itself having a very fine patina.
Édouard Drouot was a French artist best known for his marble and bronze sculptures of mythological and allegorical scenes. At times creating animalier and Orientalist works, Drouout’s sculptures, whether of animals or people, are characterized by a sense of movement and expressive touch. Born on April 3, 1859 in Sommevoire, France, he went on to study under the popular artist Mathurin Moreau at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1889 onward. Today, Drouot’s work can be found in the collections of the Courtauld Institute in London and the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, among others. The artist died in 1945 in Paris, France.