Andre Joseph Allar (French 1845-1926). A gilt and patinated bronze allegorical model, 'La Science', of a semi naked female seated on a rock, leaning on a book and holding in her right hand an ammonite, signed 'A. ALLAR AND SUSSE FRS EDTS, PARIS', 72.8cm high, 40cm wide.
Andre-Joseph Allar was a pupil of Dantan, Guillaume and Cavelier and won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1869. His many famous public works include the statue of law on the façade of the Palais de Justice.