22 January 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 4,375
A FRENCH WHITE MARBLE GROUP OF VENUS AND CUPID
BY HENRI WEIGÈLE, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Signed H. Weigèle and inscribed IL PASSEPA, on a chamfered rectangular molded green onyx base with gilt-metal border
12½ in. (32 cm.) high; 26¼ in. (67 cm.) wide; 12 in. (30 cm.) deep
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Henri Weigèle (d. 1927) studied sculpture in Paris under Jules Franceschi. He won the Honorable mention at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1893, followed by a third class medal in 1907 and a first class medal in 1909.
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