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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 532

    A FRENCH BRONZE GROUP ENTITLED 'BERGER ET SYLVAIN'

    CAST BY THIEBAUT FRERES FROM A MODEL BY LEOPOLD STEINER (1853-1899), LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRONZE GROUP ENTITLED 'BERGER ET SYLVAIN'
    CAST BY THIEBAUT FRERES FROM A MODEL BY LEOPOLD STEINER (1853-1899), LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Signed L. STEINER on the separate cast naturalistic base and stamped with the THIEBAUT foundry mark, numbered to the underside 15675
    63 cm. high


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    Another cast of a larger model is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Les bronzes du XIXème siècle. Dictionnaire des sculpteurs, Paris, 1989, p. 618.
    The gesso model was exhibited at the Salon in 1884 as number 3916 and at the World Exhibition of 1889 as number 2153. This model is now kept in the Museum of Semur-en-Auxois. A bronze cast of 245 cm. high was ordered by the French state in 1885 and is now still in a public parc in Briançon, France.

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