Silver plated bronze sculpture of Roman Woman sitting on a Bench by French sculptor Eugene AIZELIN c.1880
Born in Paris, 8 July 1821; Aizelin died in Paris, 4 march 1902. Aizelin was a French sculptor,a pupil of Etienne-Jules Ramey and Augustin-Alexandre Dumont at the Ecole des beaux-arts, Paris, he pursued a successful career and produced sculpture markedly classical in style. He received numerous commissions from the state and from the city of Paris for the decoration of public buildings, working on the three great parisian building projects of the second empire (1851�70), the new louvre, the Op�ra and the H�tel de Ville, as well as on theatres, churches and other institutions. Apart from decorative sculpture, his output consists of classicising statues on mythological, biblical and allegorical subjects, which were exhibited at the Salon and were sometimes reproduced in bronze editions. A collection of his works was given to the Mus�e D�partemental de l�oise, Beauvais, in 1975.