14 December 1999
A CARVED MARBLE FIGURE OF THE RECLINING VENUS
CIRCLE OF LAURENT DELVAUX (1696-1778), FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
On an integrally carved base in the form of a buttoned cushion.
20 in. (53 cm.) long
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A. Jacobs, Laurent Delvaux - Gand, 1696 - Nivelles, 1778, Paris, 1999, S14-16.
This graceful marble figure of Ariadne is closely comparable to several marbles of reclining female figures emanating from the circle of Laurent Delvaux, including his Cleopatra, and two other Ariadnes (Jacobs, loc. cit.).
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art