This terra cotta bust of a monsignor from Dinard, France is signed by the artist with the accompanying date of 1912. An engraving under the left shoulder indicates that the bust was a gift to a Monsignor Blanchet, a well-respected parish priest of Dinard. Msgr Blanchet is depicted wearing a four peak biretta with a mounted tuft. He is also clad in a cassock with an ornate embellishment of flowers and a scrolled motif. In the back is a small hood above lace frill that is attached to the vestment trim. Supported by a rectangular base, our terra cotta bust from Dinard shows excellent proportion and realistic detail. It would look fantastic in a small niche or sitting on a console or center table.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with fleabites, minor old hairline cracks, and minor losses. Please see photos for details.