30 June - 1 July 2009,
Price realised EUR 4,750
Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 5,000
A CARVED MARBLE CLASSICAL FEMALE FIGURE REPRESENTING WINTER
LATE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRENCH
Toes with damages
125 cm. high
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The present marble figure is related to a composition by Jean-Antoine Houdon (L. Réau, Houdon - Sa Vie et son Oeuvre, Paris, 1964, III and IV, no. 10, p. 14, pl. XVI) executed in the 1780s.
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