Antique bronze sculpture Genius and brute force.

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Antique bronze sculpture Genius and brute force by Cyprien Godebski, 1835-1909. 
Impressive sculpture. 
France 1888. 
Weight 50 KG. 
This sculpture is illustrated in Les bronzes de XIXe siècle, Pierre Kjellberg, Les editions des amateurs.

Genius and brute force
La force brutale etouffant le génie.

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Artist / Maker Cyprien Godebski

Signature/ Marks C. Godebski

Style Romantic.
Date 1888
Material Bronze, patinated.
Origin France - Poland.
Size (cm) H. 93 cm. x L. 39 cm. x W. 39 cm. 

Size (inches) H. 36.5 inch x L. 15.5 inch x W. 15.5 inch.
Condition Very good.

This sculpture was conceived in 1888, it is a sculpture in the tradition of  using an allegorical representation of ideas and feelings.
A life-size marble version is in the Museum of Art of Toulon
Cyprien Quentin Godebski or Cyprien (de la Frenaye) Godebski was the son of the Polish writer Franciszek Ksawery Godebski(1801-1869) and Ludwika Dezyderia Rymińska, and the grandson of the poet Cyprian Godebski (1765-1809 ).
He studied with François Jouffroy.
He first exhibited in Paris at the Salon of 1857. Until 1896 his work was regularly exhibited at the Salon. Godebski briefly taught at the Saint Petersburg Art Academy. His oeuvre is spread all over the world. He sculpted famous characters in France, England, Russia, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, Ukraine, Monaco and Peru.
He was friends with Stéphane Mallarmé, Franz Liszt, Gioacchino Rossini, Gabriël Fauré, Alphonse Daudet and the Goncourt brothers.

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Genius and brute force by Godebski