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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 420

    A FRENCH BRONZE GROUP 'WAITING FOR THE BOATS'

    CAST AFTER A MODEL BY MATHURIN MOREAU, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH BRONZE GROUP 'WAITING FOR THE BOATS'
    CAST AFTER A MODEL BY MATHURIN MOREAU, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Of a fisherman's wife, wearing a cap and cloak and shielding her two children from the oncoming storm, on a naturalistic base inscribed Math.Moreau Hors Concours and impressed MEDAILLE D'HONNEUR, on a circular plinth and revolving base
    82 cm. high
    Together with a French ormolu-mounted white marble pedestal, late 19th Century - 126 cm. high (2)


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    Other, dated casts of the present work by Moreau show that Waiting for the boats was executed in 1884, when it was exhibited hors concours and won a Medaille d'Honneur.

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