• Impressionist Modern  auction at Christies

    Sale 2290

    Impressionist Modern

    10 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)

    L'Hymne intérieur

    Price Realised  

    Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)
    L'Hymne intérieur
    signed, titled, numbered and inscribed with foundry mark 'EMILE ANTOINE BOURDELLE L'HYMNE INTERIEUR III Alexis Rudier Fondeur.PARIS.' (on the back of the base) and with the artist's monogram (on the right side of the base)
    bronze with green patina
    Height: 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.)
    Conceived in 1905; this bronze version cast by 1929


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    Provenance

    Theofania Bernard Sevastos (by descent from the artist).
    Private collection, Virginia (by descent from the above).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    M. Gauthier, "Jeunesse des maîtres," Aux Ecoutes, 30 September 1950 (another cast illustrated, pl. VI).
    I. Jianou and M. Dufet, Bourdelle, Paris, 1975, pp. 96-97, no. 323.