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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 369

    A bronze group of a bear attack

    CAST BY WOERFFEL FROM THE MODEL BY EVGENY NAPS

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    A bronze group of a bear attack
    Cast by Woerffel from the model by Evgeny Naps
    On a naturalistic base, modelled as a bear attacking a man and a peasant woman wielding a hatchet over the bear, signed 'SCULP.[TED] NAPS.' with 'FABR. C.F. WOERFFEL ST. PETERSBURG.' foundry inscription and round cachet from 1882
    19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high, 22¾ in. (57.7 cm.) long


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