Allegorical Fame by Hyacinth Phileas Sobre

Allegorical bronze figure of Fame by Hyacinth Phileas Sobre (French, 1826-1902)
 
Virgil wrote of her Roman equivalent, Fama, having “her feet on the ground, and her head in the clouds, making the small seem great and the great seem greater.”
Sobre’s work shows Fame running on the breath of the wind.