Woman Giving Wings to a Captive, ca. 1900
H. 30 in. x W. 13 in. x L. 21 in.
Born in Sommevoire, Drouot studied in Paris under Emile
Thomas and Mathurin Moreau,
working as both a genre painter and sculptor. He was
awarded a medal at the Salon of
1892 and an honorable mention at the Universal Exposition
of 1900. A variety of themes
and a remarkable sense of movement characterize Drouot's
body of work. Considered an
outstanding member of the sculpture community at the
end of the nineteenth century,
Drouot’s Salon entries encompassed sporting and
hunting scenes, exotic Eastern subjects,
mythological figures, nymphs, and whimsical allegories.