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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 332

    Henri Laurens (1885-1954)

    Tête de boxeur

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Henri Laurens (1885-1954)
    Tête de boxeur
    signed with the initials and numbered 'H.L. No. 4' (on the inside of the base)
    terracotta
    Height: 9 7/8 in. (25.4 cm.)
    Conceived in 1920


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    Provenance

    Galerie Simon, Paris (no. 6105).
    Saidenberg Gallery, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner in the 1950s or 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL GEMZELL, STOCKHOLM, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE MEDEVI BRUNNS FOUNDATION


    Literature

    W. Hofmann, The Sculpture of Henri Laurens, New York, 1970, p. 83 (stone version illustrated).
    S. Kuthy, Henri Laurens 1885-1954, Fribourg, 1985, no. 21 (another cast illustrated p. 71).


    Exhibited

    Venice, XXV Biennale di Venezia, 1950, p. 409, no. 23.
    Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Carl Gemzells samling, 1996 (illustrated p. 57).