24 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A FRENCH BRONZE STATUETTE OF POCAHONTAS
CAST FROM A MODEL BY DUCHOISSELLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Depicted sitting on a canoe covered with a fishing net and flowers, holding a paddle, on an oval base cast with foliage, the top of the canoe inscribed 'DUCHOISSELLE'
11¾ in. (30 cm.) high
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Little is known of Duchoiselle (including his Christian name), other than that he is documented as having executed ceiling reliefs for both the Louvre and Charles Garnier's Paris Opéra in 1882. The present work is what Duchoiselle is principally remembered for, editions in various sizes of this model were cast in bronze.
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Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 23 February 1981, lot 259.