Attributed to Jean Rene Gauguin (French-danish, 1881-1961), the discus thrower Copenhagen, Circa 1926-1927 A lifesize sculpted and painted plaster statue figure on integral plinth (195cm high) . More than likely a maquette. The son of Paul Gauguin, Jean followed his father into the arts working as a sculptor. Perhaps best known for his figural work for Bing & Grondhal he also specialised in life size studies culminating in winning a bronze medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics for his bronze life size figure of a boxer. This bronze figure stands in the State Museum of Art in Copenhagen whilst his plaster and cement model for it stands in front of the Arhus stadium. It seems that this lot, a more static version of a Diskoskater or diskuskast than his smaller more fluid bronzes, could have been a follow-up design to his award winning boxer.Condition Report: Unsigned. Sculpture is in two parts- top and base- surface of plaster is fragile and there have been restorations- with consequent colour variances including but limited to; left hand, areas above and below joint to front and bask, chest, shoulders etc. Also has taken some losses to margins- revealing white under-surface- Surface is dirty from atmosphere and handling.
Jean Rene Gauguin (Sculptor)
Height: 77 in. (195.58 cm)
Width: 47 in. (119.38 cm)
Depth: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
Style: Classical Roman (In the Style Of)
Materials and Techniques: Plaster,
Place of Origin: Denmark
Period: Early 20th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1926-1927
Repaired: as seen in discoloration near waist. Wear consistent with age and use.