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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 443

    A FRENCH BRONZE STATUE OF AMPHITRITE

    CAST FROM A MODEL BY VALENTIN EUGENE DEPLECHIN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRONZE STATUE OF AMPHITRITE
    CAST FROM A MODEL BY VALENTIN EUGENE DEPLECHIN, 19TH CENTURY
    Depicted naked with one hand raised to her lips, standing on waves and a dolphin's head, on a circular moulded green marble plinth, the base inscribed 'AMPHITRITE' and 'E. Deplechin' and stamped with serial number '58842/35'
    21. 1/4 in. (54 cm.) high


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    Valentin Eugène Deplechin was born in Roubaix on May 27, 1852, he studied under E. Delaplanche and at the School of Fine Arts in Lille. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in the 1890s, winning a third class medal in 1893 and a bronze medal at the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle. Best known for his genre and classical subjects the present lot depicts the sea-goddess Amphitrite, consort of Neptune.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 23 February 1981, lot 246.