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    Sale 7719

    The Irish and Sporting Art Sale

    8 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    Godefroid Devreese (1861-1941)

    Amazone sur banquette (Taking a bank)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Godefroid Devreese (1861-1941)
    Amazone sur banquette (Taking a bank)
    on a naturalistic base signed 'G. Devreese'
    bronze, light brown and green patina
    45 cm. (17 5/8 in.) high; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep


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    Born in Courtrai, Devreese studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels under Eugène Simonis and Charles Van der Stappen, before making his debut in Paris in 1895 at the Nationale des Beaux Arts after which he regularly exhibited at the Salon. Perhaps best known for his portrait medallions, notably that of Albert I, King of the Belgiums, which was used on the 50 centimes coin of 1912, Devreese also produced figural and animalier sculpture, particularly of equestrian subjects.

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