Lovely pair of Bronze statuettes of a girl wearing clogs, a cap and carrying a basket, and a boy also wearing clogs, a hat and with his hands in his pockets clutching a book under one arm. Both figures standing on roughly cut marble bases, both signed C Bailly (1830-1895) and dating back to C1895, 160mm High. Charles Eloy Bailly (French) was born on January 7th 1830 in Remenoville (Meurthe) and he died in Paris on August 6th 1895. He studied under Robinet at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1855, Bailly exhibited for the first time at the Salon in 1863 with a plaster work entitled “Saint-Sebastien” and was awarded a medal in 1867 for his group “The Beggars Wallet” derived from the fable of La Fontaine. He also produced numerous medallions, busts, figures and groups in marble and plaster. His bronzes include the figure of Abbe Grigoire at Luneville (1865), the figure of Diognes (1895) and portrait busts of french notaries. Also of note are the statuette of Joan d’Arc in bronze and ivory with a height of about 20cm illustrated in Berman under number 1763. See Bronzes of the 19th century, Pierre Kjellberg, page 45, and, Sculptors in Bronze, James Mackay, page 32.