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FRANÇOIS POMPON (1855-1933)
FRANÇOIS POMPON (1855-1933)
FRANÇOIS POMPON (1855-1933)
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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT FRENCH COLLECTORFORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF YVES SAINT LAURENT AND PIERRE BERGÉ
FRANÇOIS POMPON (1855-1933)

Boston-Terrier or Toy

Details
FRANÇOIS POMPON (1855-1933)
Boston-Terrier or Toy
signed and stamped with foundry mark 'POMPON C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the base)
bronze with black patina
11 ¾ x 13 ¼ x 5 7/8 in. (29.8 x 33.7 x 14.9 cm.)
Conceived in 1930, cast circa 1965-1970
Provenance
Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, Paris; sale, Christie's, Paris, Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, 24 February 2013, lot 353.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
S. Lissim, "Les artistes animaliers à la Galerie Edgar Brandt", Mobilier et Décoration, 1931, p. 558 (another cast illustrated).
J. Dupont, Les œuvres de François Pompon au musée de Saulieu, Saulieu, 1983, p. 12, no. 52. (another cast illustrated).
A. Pingeot, A. Le Normand-Romain, L. de Margerie, Musee dOrsay, Catalogue sommaire illustré des sculptures, Paris, 1986, p. 213, no. RF 3784 (plaster cast illustrated).
C. Chevillot, L. Colas, A. Pingeot, François Pompon, 1855-1933, Paris, 1994, pp. 85, ill. 55, 187, no. 33 (other examples illustrated).
L. Diego-Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, p. 67 (for the present lot in the apartment of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé).

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Lot Essay

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Liliane Colas.

This model portrays Madame Georges Menier's dog, Toy. It was commissioned in 1930 and delivered to her in 1931. The cast was subsequently donated to the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon. Only five examples are known to have been cast during the artist's lifetime. Cast at a later date, the present lot was previously in the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé and shows a great resemblance with Saint Laurent's beloved French Bulldog, Moujik.

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