Art: Famed Foundry

In the drab suburb of Arcueil, four miles south of Paris, stands an undistinguished building with a partly frosted glass window through which may be glimpsed a plaster angel negligently hung upside down. A bronze shingle on the door identifies the place as the foundry of the Susse Brothers, a name as famous among modern sculptors as Benvenuto Cellini's. Many major sculptors will have their works cast by no other foundry.

Susse's reputation for fine sculpture casting runs back 200 years. André Susse, 49, the seventh in the Susse line of foun-drymen, is a...

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