23 April 2004
A French bronze group entitled 'Le Vainqueur!'
Cast from a model by Henri-Honore Ple, Last quarter 19th Century
The rectangular base inscribed Henri Plé
44 in. (111.7 cm.) high
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Another example of this cast sold Sotheby's New York, 30 October 2003, lot 119 ($31,200).
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July