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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    MAURICE BOUVAL

    OPHELIA, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    MAURICE BOUVAL
    OPHELIA, CIRCA 1900
    gilt-bronze, on marble plinth
    16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high
    signed in the bronze M.Bouval and stamped E. Colin & C. Paris


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    Two versions of the design were created. The Day version of the sculpture appears with the figure's eyes open, however, the rarer Night version has her eyes closed.
    Maurice Bouval participated in the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900.

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    Literature

    Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau, The French Aesthetic, London, 2002 (design illustrated on the front cover).