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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 101

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

    La ceinture dorée (The golden belt) and L'aube (Dawn)

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    CHARLES ADRIEN PROSPER D'EPINAY (FRENCH, 1836-1914)
    La ceinture dorée (The golden belt) and L'aube (Dawn)
    each signed 'P. d'Epinay'
    marble
    La ceinture dorée: 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) high
    L'aube: 20 in. (51 cm.) high
    (2)Circa 1880.


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    Renowned for his marble figures which subtly reinterpret the masterworks of antiquity with the panache of a modern hand, Charles Adrien Prosper d’Épinay lived and worked between Paris, London and Rome, creating sculptures for royal courts and noble families throughout Europe and beyond. La Ceinture Dorée is a reduction of an eponymous work he showed to great acclaim at the Salon of 1874, created to meet the burgeoning demand from art collectors of the Belle Époque for reductions of celebrated masterworks.

    Provenance

    The Property of a Private European Collector; Christies, London, 24 September 2009, lot 11.