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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 470

    Charles Despiau (1874-1946)

    Anne Morrow-Lindbergh

    Price Realised  

    Charles Despiau (1874-1946)
    Anne Morrow-Lindbergh
    signed, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'C.Despiau 5/5 C.VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the back)
    bronze with black patina
    Height: 21¾ in. (55 cm.)


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    Dr Alain Kotlar has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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    Provenance

    Michael Schwarzkopf, Zurich.
    Acquired from the above in 1951, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work was conceived in 1939 and will be included in the forthcoming Despiau catalogue raisonné being prepared by Alain and Jeanne Kotlar.
    Other casts of this subject are in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Mass. and Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand.


    Literature

    Exh. cat., Charles Despiau, Sculptures et dessins, Musée Rodin, Paris, 1974, no. 92 (plaster cast illustrated).