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

Pélican à sa toilette

Details
Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916)
Pélican à sa toilette
signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'RBugatti (4) A.A. HÉBRARD CIRE PERDUE' (on the top of the base)
bronze with brown and green patina
Height: 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.)
Conceived circa 1904 and cast by 1922
Provenance
M. Tiffany, New York (1922).
Mr. and Mrs. Ebenizer Morgan, Savannah.
Concetta Finochiaro, Savannah.
Private collection, Savannah.
Anon. sale, Tajan, Paris, 15 December 2010, lot 18.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
A. Salmon, "Rembrandt Bugatti" in Art et Décoration, July-December 1913, no. XXXIV, p. 159 (another cast illustrated; titled Pélican se grattant).
P. Dejean, Carlo-Rembrandt-Ettore-Jean Bugatti, New York, 1982, p. 342 (another cast illustrated; titled Pelican Scratching Itself).
J.-C. Des Cordes and V. Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti: Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1987, p. 81 (another cast illustrated).
E. Horswell, Rembrandt Bugatti: Life in Sculpture, London, 2004, p. 57 (another cast illustrated in color).
V. Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti, Sculpteur: Répertoire monographique, Paris, 2016, pp. 274-275, no. 54 (another cast illustrated in color, pp. 49 and 274).

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