25 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
Émile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)
signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'E BOURDELLE/VI/CIRE/VALSUANI' (on the reverse) and signed again 'c Bourdelle' (on the side)
bronze with green patina
14¼ x 6¾ x 4¼in. (36.1 x 17.5 x 10.8cm.)
Conceived in 1891 (this bronze version cast at a later date) and executed in an edition of eight with two artist's proofs
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I. Jianou & M. Dufet, Bourdelle, Paris, 1965, p.75, (another version illustrated, no.43).
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