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    Sale 12029

    The Opulent Eye - 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets

    7 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    CHARLES ADRIEN PROSPER D'EPINAY (FRENCH, 1836-1914)

    Amour furieux (Angry putto)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    CHARLES ADRIEN PROSPER D'EPINAY (FRENCH, 1836-1914)
    Amour furieux (Angry putto)
    signed and dated 'd'Epinay / 1881'
    marble
    36 in. (91.5 cm.) high


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    The present work, L’amour furieux, is based on a model shown by Epinay at The Royal Academy, London in 1874 under the title 'An implacable executioner’ (see P. Roux-Foujols, Prosper d’Épinay: un sculpteur mauricien à la cour des princes, 1996, p. 89). Another marble version is in the collection of the Mauritius Commercial Bank. The model was further edited in bronze by Ferdinand Barbedienne for the family’s collection, inscribed with the title Au diable (P. Roux-Foujols, op. cit., p. 89).

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN