New York, East
31 May 2000
A French terracotta bust, entitled 'La Rieuse aux roses'
By Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Circa 1874
Inscribed J Bt Carpeaux, with Propriété Carpeaux stamp, dated 1874 and also stamped ATELIER & DEPOT/71 RUE BOILEAU/AUTEUIL/PARIS
21½in. (54.7cm.) high
Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 17 March 1994, lot 165.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately