20 September 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 940
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP
CAST FROM A MODEL BY G.DAVERNY, 1920s
modelled as a young scantily clad female holding spear, kneeling before two birds, on striated marble base, base incised 'G.Daverny' and 'Editions Reveyrolis Paris'
41in. (104cm.) diam. at widest point
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Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
Specialist Fatma Turkkan-Wille and Dr Kim Richter of the Getty Research Institute offer their expert insights