• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    A FRENCH POLYCHROME PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP ENTITLED 'LA FUITE EN EGYPTE'

    CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, FROM A MODEL BY JEAN-LÉON GÉRÔME, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH POLYCHROME PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP ENTITLED 'LA FUITE EN EGYPTE'
    CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, FROM A MODEL BY JEAN-LÉON GÉRÔME, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Signed J. L. GéROME and stamped SIOT. PARIS/626C
    29 5/8 in. (75.2 cm.) high; 25½ in. (64.5 cm.) wide


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    Inspired by two paintings of the same subject that Gérôme exhibited at the 1897 Salon, La Fuite en Egypte was subsequently edited in two reductions, the present example benefiting from the distinctive polychrome patina favoured by Gérôme. Another example of this size recently sold at Sotheby's, London, 2 June 2009, lot 34 (£32,450).