Sold. Sold. A bronze patinated white metal (spelter) bust of Atala, Native American heroine of De Chataubriand's novel of that name. First published in 1801. Very attractive color, being dark green and deepest red brown to approximate the look of the original bronze. Atala is considered by scholars to be the very first romantic novel, consequently of great importance. (,ou Les Amours de Deux Sauvages dans le Desert.) This is a hollow casting with hollow metal base. It is about 14 inches tall. Excellent condition.