• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 7750

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    24 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 60

    A FRENCH OVER-LIFE-SIZE BRONZE FIGURE OF A KNEELING MAN ENTITLED 'SAUVE'

    CAST BY P. DUFILHOL FROM A MODEL BY EUCHER GIRARDIN, DATED 1897

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    A FRENCH OVER-LIFE-SIZE BRONZE FIGURE OF A KNEELING MAN ENTITLED 'SAUVE'
    CAST BY P. DUFILHOL FROM A MODEL BY EUCHER GIRARDIN, DATED 1897
    The base signed and dated E. Girardin 1897 and stamped Fondu par P. DUFILHOL/TUSEY (MEUSE)/1897
    69 in. (175 cm.) high; 33 in. (99 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep


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    Eucher Girardin (d. 1899) studied under Jean Marie Bonnassieux and Jacques-Louis Gautier. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1883 and the present figure was first shown in plaster in 1897 (no2995), before being re-entered in bronze the following year (no3461).

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