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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 532

    A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF SATAN

    MID-19TH CENTURY, AFTER JEAN-JACQUES FEUCHÉRE, (1807-1852)

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF SATAN
    MID-19TH CENTURY, AFTER JEAN-JACQUES FEUCHÉRE, (1807-1852)
    Seated pensively with dagger in hand, enclosed by his wings, inscribed to the base 'J.FEUCHERE 1833'
    13½ in. (34.2 cm.) high


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    Satan was first exhibited in plaster at the Salon in 1834 (no. 2037), and then in bronze in 1835 (no. 2243; now in the Musée de Douai). The image of the seated melancholic creature, biting his nails and with dejected stare was singled out for special praise by critics.

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