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Camille Claudel (1856-1943)

La valse ou Les valseurs

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Camille Claudel (1856-1943)
La valse ou Les valseurs
signed, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'C.Claudel EUG.BLOT PARIS 4' (on the left of the base)
bronze with brown and light brown patina
Height: 18 1/8 in. (46.2 cm.)
Originally conceived in plaster in 1889-1893, this version conceived in 1905 and cast in an edition of twenty-five by 1937
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 June 1987, lot 40.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 20 June 1995, lot 51.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
A. Rivière, L'Interdite Camille Claudel, 1864-1943, Paris, 1983, no. 16 (another cast illustrated p. 30).
B. Gaudichon, 'Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, peint et gravé' in exh. cat. Camille Claudel (1864-1943), Paris, 1984, no. 17c (another cast illustrated p. 51).
R.-M. Paris, Camille Claudel, Paris, 1984, p. 360 (another cast illustrated pp. 261-263).
R.-M. Paris, Camille, The Life of Camille Claudel, Rodin's Muse and Mistress, New York, 1988, pp. 21-22, 57, 85, 171, 173, 230-231, 238 (another cast illustrated pp. 122-123, pls. 80-81).
J. Boly, 'Camille Claudel, état des recherches et du rayonnement', in Société Paul Claudel en Belgique, 1989 (illustrated p. 47).
R.-M. Paris & A. de la Chapelle, L'oeuvre de Camille Claudel, Catalogue raisonné, nouvelle édition revue et complétée, Paris, 1991, no. 28 (plaster and other casts illustrated pp. 132-134). G. Bouté, Camille Claudel, Le miroir et la nuit, Paris, 1995, p. 227.
A. Rivière, B. Gaudichon & D. Ghanassia, Camille Claudel, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1996, no. 32.7 (another cast illustrated p. 88). A. Rivière, B. Gaudichon & D. Ghanassia, Camille Claudel, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 2001, no. 33.7 (another cast illustrated p. 115).
Special Notice

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

This sculpture is sold with a photo-certificate from Mme. Ghanassia.

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