24 June 2009
Henri Laurens (1885-1954)
signed with the monogram, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'HL 4/6 C.VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.)
Width: 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.)
Depth: 10½ in. (26.6 cm.)
Conceived in 1928-1932 and cast in an edition of seven
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 06753).
Saidenberg Gallery, New York.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1987, lot 284.
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