Héraklès archer, huitième étude dite "modèle intermédiaire définitif"

Héraklès archer, huitième étude dite "modèle intermédiaire définitif"
signed and inscribed 'Emile-Antoine Bourdelle HÉRAKLÈS TUE LES OISEAUX DU STYNPHALE' (on the back); inscribed 'HÉRAKLÈS ARCHER' and in Greek 'HERAKLES' (on the front right); inscribed '3e étude' (on the front left); inscribed with the foundry mark 'ALEXIS RUDIER.FONDEUR.PARIS.' (on the left side of the base)
bronze with brown patina
height: 24 1/4 in. (61.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1909; this bronze cast circa 1920 in an edition of eight plus two artist's proofs
École nationale des ponts et chaussées, Paris.
Joseph Verdin, Paris, a gift from the above in 1923, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, Paris, 31 March 2016, lot 225.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
F. Fosca, E.-A. Bourdelle, Bruges, 1924, p. 23 (plaster version illustrated).
A. Fontainas, Bourdelle, Paris, 1930, no. 17 (another version illustrated).
P. Lorenz, Bourdelle, Sculptures et Dessins, Paris, 1947, no. 25, p. 22 (another version illustrated).
P. Descargues, Bourdelle, Paris, 1954, p. 38 (another version illustrated).
P. Cannon-Brookes, Emile Antoine Bourdelle, An illustrated commentary, London, 1983, pp. 63-64 (other versions illustrated pp. 59 & 62).
I. Jianou and M. Dufet, Bourdelle, Paris, 1984, no. 393, p. 105 (another version illustrated pl. 29).
C. M. Lavrillier and M. Dufet, Bourdelle et la critique de son temps, Paris, 1992, no. 106, p. 221, (detail of another version illustrated).
A. Le Normand-Romain, Héraklès Archer, Naissance d'une œuvre, Paris, 1992, no. 9, p. 73 (another version illustrated fig. 22, p. 32).

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