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    Sale 2771

    The Sculpture Sale

    21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 1033

    AFTER CHARLES-AUGUSTE FRAIKIN (BELGIAN, 1817-1893), 20TH CENTURY

    L'Amour Captif

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AFTER CHARLES-AUGUSTE FRAIKIN (BELGIAN, 1817-1893), 20TH CENTURY
    L'Amour Captif
    Cararra marble
    157 cm. high


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    The present group, entitled Cupid Captive, is after an original work by Charles-Auguste Fraikin (d. 1893), exhibited in plaster at the Exposition Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels in 1845, in marble at the same venue three years later, and again at the Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851 and the International Exhibition in Dublin in 1853. The original marble is now in the Museé Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, and the plaster is conserved in the Museé Auguste Fraikin, Herentals. The work was widely reproduced in a variety of materials, including Parian ware.

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