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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 330

    Henri Laurens (1885-1954)

    Femme couchée

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Henri Laurens (1885-1954)
    Femme couchée
    signed with the monogram, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'HL 5/8 C.VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the top of the base)
    bronze with golden patina
    Length: 10½ in. (26.5 cm.)
    Conceived in 1921


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    Provenance

    Galerie Simon, Paris.
    Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 6743/5).
    Carl Gemzell, Stockholm.
    A gift from the above to the present owner in 2001.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the length of this work is 12 in. (30.2 cm.), and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWEDISH COLLECTOR


    Literature

    S. Kuthy, Henri Laurens 1885-1954, Fribourg, 1985, no. 25 (another cast illustrated p. 74).


    Exhibited

    Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Carl Gemzells samling, 1996 (illustrated p. 57).