28 October 1999
A French white marble bust of a lady entitled 'Vellda'
By Alfred Foretay, Circa 1890
On a square spreading base inscribed Vellda to the front and signed A Foretay and numbered 3 to the side
26 in. (66 cm.) high
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Alfred Jean Foretay (1861-?) was a pupil of Falguire. He had a predilection for female figures, especially busts, often working in an Art Nouveau spirit. He exhibited first at the 1891 Paris Salon.
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