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    Sale 1942

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 127

    REMBRANDT BUGATTI (1884-1916)

    'DEUX LÉOPARDS MARCHANT' A PATINATED BRONZE SCULPTURE, 1911

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    REMBRANDT BUGATTI (1884-1916)
    'Deux Léopards Marchant' A Patinated Bronze Sculpture, 1911
    8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high, 35 3/8 in. (90.5 cm.) wide
    signed in the maquette R. Bugatti and stamped with foundry mark Cire Perdue A.A. Hebrard, cast number A3


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    Other casts illustrated:

    cf. E. Horswell, Rembrandt Bugatti Life in Sculpture, London, 2004, p. 85-85.

    V.F. Des Corderes, ed., Les Bugattis d'Alain Delon, Paris, 1988, cat. no. 24.

    J.-C. and V.F. Des Cordes, Rembrandt Bugatti, Paris, 1987, p. 270.
    P. Dejean, Carlo-Rembrandt-Ettore-Jean Bugatti, New York, 1982, p. 148-149.

    M. Harvey, The Bronzes of Rembrandt Bugatti (1885-1916), Ascot, 1979, p. 36, no. 28.

    This group is dated in Des Cordes to 1911. In 1955 a cast of this subject featured in an exhibition at the Royal Zoological Society, Antwerp, the context in which, years before, the artist had found the living inspiration for so many of his figures. This major retrospective was instrumental in stimulating the revival of interest in his work.

    This work will be included in the new edition of the Rembrandt Bugatti catalogue rainsonnée currently being prepared by Véronique Fromager and due to be published shortly.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ROMAN COLLECTION