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'Gros Hippopotame', a patinated bronze sculpture
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'Gros Hippopotame', a patinated bronze sculpture

CAST FROM THE MODEL BY REMBRANDT BUGATTI, 1910

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'Gros Hippopotame', a patinated bronze sculpture
Cast from the model by Rembrandt Bugatti, 1910
The hippopotamus standing with head lowered
11¾in. (30cm.) high; 27 1/8in. (69cm.) wide; 8¼in. (21.5cm.) deep
Signed in the maquette R. Bugatti., numbered (4) and with foundry mark CIRE PERDUE A.A.HEBRARD
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Lot Essay

Cf: Jacques Chalom des Cordes and Véronique Fromanger des Cordes, Rembrandt Bugatti Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1987, pp. 258-259

A plaster model of the 'Gros Hippopotame' was exhibited at the Société Royale de Zoologie in Antwerp. A bronze cast was exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in Paris in the same year. The model was cast in a limited edition of five examples.

We are grateful to Véronique Fromanger Des Cordes for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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