"Ceramic Sculpture Signed Gauguin Limited Edition Period 1925 Manufacture Bing & Grondahl"
Rare glazed ceramic sculpture created and signed in 1925 by Jean René Gauguin (1881-1961) (son of the painter Gauguin) for the Danish Manufacture Bing & Grondahl in Copenhagen.
The title of this sculpture is: "Havtyren" or "Ocean Bull", it represents a mermaid riding a bull on the waves (no doubt a reference to the kidnapping of Europe).
Our sculpture was published in 50 copies, all numbered, this one bearing the number 9.
It comes from the prestigious collections of the Mey-Lippens family Sogefa II Foundation.
A retrospective exhibition was dedicated to Jean René Gauguin from 05/28/2014 to 07/14/2014 in the walls of the Maison du Danemark in Paris in collaboration with the La Piscine Museum in Roubaix which holds a large number of his works.
Jean René Gauguin, born in Paris in 1881, is the 4th son of the painter Gauguin and his Danish wife Mette Sophie gad.
It is a Franco-Danish artist (sculptor and ceramist) who lived in Copenhagen.
He started sculpture in 1910 and began in 1921 to produce ceramics in Austria.
In 1923 the large Bing & Grondahl factory in Copenhagen hired him, he produced most of his work there and invented a new material called ceramic rock.
He exhibited many ceramics at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925 in Paris and was invited to work for the Manufacture de Sèvres for a few months in 1926.
His very colorful work is inspired by Baroque sculpture.
His works appear in very large private and public collections around the world.
This sculpture is reproduced in "Furniture and Decoration" of January 1928.
Our sculpture measures 69 cm high x 69 cm long and 27 cm wide