• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 254

    A FRENCH WHITE MARBLE GROUP OF THREE PLAYFUL PUTTI

    BY BENOÎT ROUGELET, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH WHITE MARBLE GROUP OF THREE PLAYFUL PUTTI
    BY BENOÎT ROUGELET, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The rounded rectangular base signed 'Rougelet'
    24 in. (61 cm.) high; 16 in. (41 cm.) wide; 11½ in. (29 cm.) deep


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    Born in Tournus in 1834 Benoît, dit Bénédict, Rougelet (d. 1894) studied under Duret and exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1868 onwards, winning a medal in 1893, and receiving an honorable mention at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. Similarly sized marble groups of three putti by Rougelet were sold Christie's, London, 25 May 2000, lot 336 (£23,500) and lot 337 (£32,900) and Sotheby's, London, 11 November 2008, lot 68 (£32,450).

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