A young girl, perhaps a shepherdess, shod in her clogs, in the company of a sheep, carrying a jug on her left shoulder is characteristic of the work of the sculptor: scenes of rural and popular life.
Joseph d’Asté, also called Giuseppe D’Aste, Joseph D’Aste or Joseph d’Aste, was a sculptor of Italian origin born in Naples on June 21, 1872 and died in Paris on December 27, 1940, who mainly worked in France, more precisely in Paris.
Joseph d’Asté moved to Paris around 1900 and exhibited at the Salon of French Artists from 1905. His sculpted groups, which often represent children, mostly depict representations of children, scenes of rural and popular life. One of these groups, Peasants and Children, produced between 1850 and 1909, is in the collections of the Musée d’Orsay. Joseph d’Asté was active until 1935. He died at 8 rue Borromée, in the 15th arrondissement, in 1940.
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Arthur Goldscheider born June 6, 1874 in Pilsen (Kingdom of Bohemia) and died after 19481. He is a French art dealer and manufacturer of bronze and ceramic works in the Jugendstil and Art Deco styles.
Arthur Goldscheider is the son of the Austrian entrepreneur, Friedrich Goldscheider – manufacturer of ceramics and bronzes -, and his wife Regina Lewit-Goldscheider.
In 1892, his father founded a subsidiary of his Viennese factory in Paris. It bears the name of Frédéric Goldscheider and was managed by Arthur Goldscheider from 1900. It has a warehouse at 25, rue de Paradis and an auction house at 28, avenue de l’Opéra. Rue de Paradis also houses the bronze factory and the marble workshop.
Initially, the company devoted itself to the marketing of reproductions in bronze and marble of the models of the Viennese parent company.
Arthur Goldscheider establishes himself in Paris as an art publisher, he mainly markets French works. He chooses his models among different artists after observing their sculptures in workshops and salons. He reproduces them in his bronze factory and ensures their international distribution.
In 1902, Goldscheider exhibited Le Printemps de Bretagne and Éclosion by Louis Chalon at the Salon des artistes français in Paris. He also presents works by Marius Mars-Vallet. At the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, he showed work by Jugendstil artists such as Hans Stoltenberg Lerche, as well as a statuette of Bacchante with inkwell and a plaster lamp body (Le Vice fuyant la lumière) by Gottfrid Larsson .
In 1903, he marketed ceramic, bronze and marble models based on models by French artists such as Henri Allouard, Alfred Boucher, Maurice Bouval, Aristide Croisy, Joseph Carlier, Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse, Félix Charpentier, Joseph d’Aste, Alexandre Charpentier, Jean-Antoine Injalbert, Henri Louis Levasseur, Auguste Ledru, Paul Loiseau-Rousseau, Hector Lemaire, Antonin Mercié, Paul Moreau-Vauthier, Laurent Marqueste, as well as models by the German sculptor Rudolf Maison and Austrian Arthur Strasser.
In 1907, Goldscheider published Le Déjeuner fleur by Léo Laporte-Blairsy. Paul Philippe created several bronze and marble statues for him, including the marble statuette Le Réveil. Goldscheider makes known the works of Georges Van der Straeten which he exhibits at the Salon des artistes français in Paris. The Italian sculptor Francis La Monaca creates the bronze statuettes of the Dancer and the Whistler for him.
At the start of the First World War, the close collaboration between Arthur Goldscheider and the parent company was broken. During the war years, Arthur hides his Viennese roots and calls his company a “Franco-Czech House”; officially it represents almost only artists of French name. In Paris, he now officiates under the name of « Arthur Goldscheider, Art Editor », with his headquarters on rue de Paradis.
A delicate work, so simple and elegant at the same time, full of life and sweetness.
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