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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 471

    Henri Laurens (1885-1954)

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    Henri Laurens (1885-1954)
    Allégorie
    signed with the monogram, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'HL 5/6 C.VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with mid-brown patina
    Length: 25 5/8 in. (65 cm.)
    Conceived in 1945 and cast in an edition of six


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the family of the present owner between 1960 and 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    W. Hofmann, Henri Laurens, Sculptures, Teufen, 1970, p. 34 (illustration of a photograph taken by Brassaï in 1946, showing the artist in his studio with the plaster maquette of the present work).