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

Léopard au repos, ville de Paris, petit modèle

Details
Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916)
Léopard au repos, ville de Paris, petit modèle
inscribed with the signature 'R. Bugatti_' and numbered and stamped with the foundry mark '(A.1) A.A. HÉBRARD CIRE PERDUE' (on top of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 12 3/8 in (31.5 cm.)
Length: 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.)
Conceived circa 1911 and cast by A. A. Hébrard Fondeur in an edition of twenty-three
Provenance
Mrs Vanderbilt [American Ambassador], in 1925.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 14 November 1980, lot 17.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
K. Parkes, 'Rembrandt Bugatti: Modeller of Animals. Exhibition of Bronzes at the Abdy Galleries' in Apollo, London, July - December 1929, p. 312 (another cast illustrated).
M. Harvey, The Bronzes of Rembrandt Bugatti, Ascot, 1979, no. 33 (another cast illustrated p. 39).
P. Dejean, Carlo-Rembrandt-Ettore-Jean Bugatti, New York, 1982, p. 146 (another cast illustrated; titled 'Léopard').
J. Chalom Des Cordes & V. Fromanger Des Cordes, Rembrandt Bugatti, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1987, p. 200 (another cast illustrated; titled 'Jaguar marchant').
Exh. cat., A Selection of Early 20th Century Figurative Sculpture, London, 1999 (another cast illustrated).
Exh. cat., Rembrandt Bugatti, Life in Sculpture, London, 2004, p. 175 (another cast illustrated).
V. Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti sculpteur, Une trajectoire foudroyante, Répertoire monographique, Paris, 2016, no. 274, pp. 355-356 (another cast illustrated p. 356).
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Lot Essay

Véronique Fromanger has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

The original plaster maquette for grand modèle of this work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, to whom it was gifted by A. A. Hébrard.

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