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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 335

    Henri Laurens (1885-1954)

    La petite maternité

    Price Realised  

    Henri Laurens (1885-1954)
    La petite maternité
    signed with the monogram and numbered 'HL. 6/6' (on the base); stamped with the foundry mark 'C.VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the edge of the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    Length: 18½ in. (47.5 cm.)
    Conceived in 1932


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    Provenance

    The artist's estate.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1954.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    W. Hofmann, The Sculpture of Henri Laurens, New York, 1970, p. 143 (a larger version illustrated).
    S. Kuthy, Henri Laurens 1885-1954, Fribourg, 1985, nos. 53-54 (a terracotta version illustrated p. 124 and a larger version illustrated p. 125).