Beautiful Art Nouveau Female Bust Sculpture By Gustave Van Vaerenbergh 1873-1927
Impressed to the back with sculptors name and the design number 837
Measures approx 50cm in height
In good condition for age
A sculptor, he became well known for his female busts in early art nouveau style. The biggest part of his oeuvre are busts of females, made in plaster (of Paris), marble, bronze, alabaster, regulé (a zinc-alloy), terracotta and some in the costly "technique chryséléphantine"
A workshop ( Carli & frères ) with up to 20 persons were working for him, producing sculptures signed with his signature "G. Van Vaerenbergh" or "G. V. Vaerenbergh"
The letter "G" of his signature is often interpreted as "Georges" but it stands for "Gustave" (birth certificate).