7 May 2008
Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876-1918)
Les petits danseurs
signed 'R. Duchamp Villon' (lower left); inscribed 'Louis Carré. Editeur Paris' and inscribed with foundry mark '.Alexis Rudier..Fondeur.Paris.' (on the reverse)
bronze with dark brown patina
7¼ x 18½ in. (18.4 x 47 cm.)
Conceived in 1911-1912; this bronze version cast by 1952
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, November 1964.
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W.C. Agee, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, New York, 1967, p. 70, no. 19 (another cast illustrated, p. 71).
Paris, Galerie Louis Carré, Sculptures de Duchamp-Villon, June-July 1963, no. 7 (illustrated, p. 25).
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