• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7833

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 409

    Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)

    Sapho

    Price Realised  

    Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)
    Sapho
    signed, signed with the monogram and dated 'ANTOINE BOURDELLE SAPHO 1887 1924' (on the right side of the base); inscribed with the foundry mark and numbered 'Alexis.Rudier Fondeur.Paris IV' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with green and brown patina
    Height: 27 1/8 in. (68.9 cm.)
    Conceived in 1887-1924; this bronze version cast at a later date


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 16 May 1990, lot 331.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    P. Descargues, Bourdelle, Paris, 1954, p. 54 (a larger version illustrated).
    I. Jianou & M. Dufet, Bourdelle, Deuxième édition avec le catalogue des sculptures complété et numéroté, Paris, 1975, no. 59, p. 70.
    P. Cannon-Brookes, Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, London, 1983, p. 102.
    C.M. Lavriller & M. Dufet, Bourdelle et la critique de son temps, Paris, 1992, pp. 19 & 143 (a larger version illustrated; dated 1887-1925).