10 March 2010
Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)
signed, titled, numbered and inscribed with foundry mark 'EMILE ANTOINE BOURDELLE L'HYMNE INTERIEUR III Alexis Rudier Fondeur.PARIS.' (on the back of the base) and with the artist's monogram (on the right side of the base)
bronze with green patina
Height: 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1905; this bronze version cast by 1929
Theofania Bernard Sevastos (by descent from the artist).
Private collection, Virginia (by descent from the above).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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M. Gauthier, "Jeunesse des maîtres," Aux Ecoutes, 30 September 1950 (another cast illustrated, pl. VI).
I. Jianou and M. Dufet, Bourdelle, Paris, 1975, pp. 96-97, no. 323.
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