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    Sale 2771

    The Sculpture Sale

    21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 1039

    A REDUCTION CAST BY F. BARBEDIENNE FROM THE MODEL BY RAOUL VERLET (FRENCH, 1857-1923)

    La douleur d'Orphée

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    A REDUCTION CAST BY F. BARBEDIENNE FROM THE MODEL BY RAOUL VERLET (FRENCH, 1857-1923)
    La douleur d'Orphée
    The integrally cast base inscribed Raoul Verlet, stamped with the Collas reduction roundel, numbered 742 and inscribed F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur. Paris
    bronze with brown patina
    99.5 cm. high


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    Cereberus, the three-headed watchdog that guarded the gates of hell was rumoured to have a voice of bronze, and one head which was always alert. Playing his lyre, a gift from Apollo, Orpheus was able to lull the beast to sleep.

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