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    Sale 7741

    Orientalist Art

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    Arthur Waagen (French, 1833-1898)

    Kabyle au Retour de la chasse

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    Arthur Waagen (French, 1833-1898)
    Kabyle au Retour de la chasse
    signed 'Waagen.sculp.r' and with foundry inscription 'G. Martin/Fondeur' (on the base)
    bronze, mid-brown patina
    47½ in. (121 cm.) high; 39½ in (100 cm.) wide; 17 in. (43 cm.) deep

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    Born in East Prussia (now Lithuania), Arthur Waagen pursued his career as a sculptor in Paris where he set up his studio at 40, Cours-de-Vincennes. He was renowned for his fine and realistic modelling, and produced a series of groups with a North African flavour, exhibiting at the Salon from 1869 to 1887. The present group of a Berber tribesman, also known as Chasseur arabe or Cavalier aux chiens, was conceived circa 1870. A fine example of the Orientalist genre, it is the artist's most prominent and successful model. Another cast is in the Dahesh Museum, New York.

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