Adrien Barrère (French, 1877-1931), "Marianne (La Gueuse)"-circa 1910, polychromed plaster, signed to skirt "A. Barrère", inscribed to base "RF" for République Française. Satirical caricature sculpture depicting the French Republic in the guise of a poor, unattractive and elderly woman wearing a Phrygian cap (or cap of liberty). Overall approximately 13.5" x 6.5" x 6.75". Note: another of this casting was held in the collection of The Orbigny-Bernon Museum (Rochelle, FR, founded 1917). "Marianne" was originally depicted by the artist in a satirical political poster, criticizing the République Française.
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Adrien Barrere, "Marianne (La Gueuse)",-Circa 1910