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    Sale 11899

    Sculpture

    13 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    A TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A BATHER

    ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH-CHARLES MARIN (1759–1834), FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A BATHER
    ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH-CHARLES MARIN (1759–1834), FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    On an integrally molded circular base atop an ormolu-mounted bleu de turquin base
    30 in. (76.3 cm.) high, without base


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    Marin's marble model of this figure is in the collection of the Louvre (inv. R.F. 2617).
    This figure was most likely placed in the Princess Room of Mr. and Mrs. William Randolph Hearst's Sands Point, LI estate, Beacon Castle.

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    Please note this lot will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) at 5pm on the last day of the sale. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services. Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information. This sheet is available from the Bidder Registration staff, Purchaser Payments or the Packing Desk and will be sent with your invoice.


    Provenance

    Collection Lehmann: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 4-5 June 1925, lot 56.
    Collection Robert Schuhmann; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 14 November 1935, lot 163, acquired by following owner through A. Seligmann, Rey & Co.
    Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William Randolph Hearst.
    Anonymous sale; Gimbels, New York, 1943, lot 71A.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 13 June 1996, lot 82.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SCULPTURE PREVIOUSLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST


    Post Lot Text

    We would like to thank Dr. Mary Levkoff, Hearst Castle Museum Director, for her research on the Hearst provenance.