Demeter Shaping the World (1885) by Isidore Jules Bonheur


This multi-figural silvered bronze trophy was awarded to Baron Léo Barré for his advances agricultural development. It depicts the goddess Demeter carefully shaping the world as a harvester looks on. The silvered bronze figures were sculpted by Isidore Bonheur, well known for his monumental statues and academic style that combines naturalism and a formidable command of classical forms.

20 x 11 x 8 in.