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Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916)
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Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916)

Serpent, Python royal

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Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916)
Serpent, Python royal
signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'R Bugatti (1) A.A. HÉBRARD CIRE PERDUE' (on the side)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.)
Length: 21 5/8 in. (55 cm.)
Conceived circa 1907
Provenance
Ettore Bugatti, Molsheim, Alsace (brother of the artist).
L'Ebé Bugatti, Château-la-Valière, France (by descent from the above); sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 18 May 1981, lot 117.
Alain Delon, Paris (acquired at the above sale); sale, Sotheby's, London, 4 April 1990, lot 281.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
M. Harvey, The Bronzes of Rembrandt Bugatti, London, 1979, p. 86, no. 126 (another cast illustrated).
P. Dejean, Carlo-Rembrandt-Ettore-Jean Bugatti, Paris, 1981, pp. 214-215 (another cast illustrated).
J.-C. des Cordes and V. Fromanger des Cordes, Rembrandt Bugatti, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1987, p. 124 (another cast illustrated, pp. 124-125).
E. Horswell, Rembrandt Bugatti, London, 2004, p. 193 (another cast illustrated in color).
V. Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti, Une trajectoire foudroyante, Répertoire monographique, Paris, 2016, p. 324, no. 192 (another cast illustrated in color).
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