30 April 2008
OPHELIA, CIRCA 1900
gilt-bronze, on marble plinth
16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high
signed in the bronze M.Bouval and stamped E. Colin & C. Paris
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Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau, The French Aesthetic, London, 2002 (design illustrated on the front cover).
Two versions of the design were created. The Day version of the sculpture appears with the figure's eyes open, however, the rarer Night version has her eyes closed.
Maurice Bouval participated in the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900.
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