20 April 2007
A TINTED-TERRACOTTA GROUP OF A WOMAN PLAYING WITH A DOG
FRENCH, AFTER CLODION, LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Depicting a young naked woman lying on a chaise longue and lifting a dog on her right foot, on an integrally-cast oval base and a further molded white marble plinth, inscribed 'Clodion'
14¼ in. (36 cm.) high, 13½ in. (34.5 cm.) wide, 7 in. (18 cm.) deep overall
with Galerie Voltaire, Paris, 30 June, 1964.
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