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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 281

    EDOUARD MARCEL SANDOZ (1881-1971)

    'POISSON DE GRANDE PROFONDEUR', 1920

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    EDOUARD MARCEL SANDOZ (1881-1971)
    'POISSON DE GRANDE PROFONDEUR', 1920
    En bronze à patine brune et rehauts d'or
    Hauteur : 8 cm. (3 1/8 in.) ; Longueur : 19 cm. (7½ in.) ; Largeur : 10 cm. (3 7/8 in.)
    Signé E.M. Sandoz avec le cachet du fondeur Cire Perdue C. Valsuani près de la queue


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    Cf. : Félix Marcilhac, Edouard Marcel SANDOZ, Sculpteur Figuriste et Animalier 1881-1971 : Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculptée, les éditions de l'amateur, Paris, 1993, p. 480, n. 1361

    La sculpture animalière de Sandoz prend une place prépondérante dans son oeuvre, en rupture avec sa sculpture figuriste dès 1920. Il expose des poissons aux formes singulières au Salon des Artistes Décorateurs présentant une série de fontes aux patines nuancées, qui témoignent de sa maîtrise technique reconnue et de son inspiration japonisante. Il travaille d'après nature, pratiquant l'observation du monde aquatique, notamment à l'Institut Océanographique de Monaco

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    Saleroom Notice

    Ce poisson est illustré sur la page de gauche du catalogue.

    This fish is illustrated on the left page of the catalogue.


    Post Lot Text

    'POISSON DE GRANDE PROFONDEUR', 1920
    In brown patinated bronze with gold highlights

    Animal subjects assumed a primary place in Sandoz's sculpture from 1920, eclipsing his interest in the human figure. He exhibited a series of casts of imaginative studies of fish in the Salon des Artistes Dcorateurs; these were enhanced with subtle patinas that demonstrated his technical mastery and his familiarity with Japanese traditions. He worked from life, studying closely the creatures of the aquatic kingdom, notably at the Oceanographic Institute in Monaco