18 May 2007,
Price realised GBP 14,400
GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
ARTHUR-MARIE-GABRIEL, COMTE DU PASSAGE (1838-1909)
Cheval marchant et son lad (Walking horse and groom)
signed and dated 'A. du Passage/1885' and with retailer inscription 'Boudet Edr 43 Bld des Capucines'
bronze, rich dark-brown patina
13 in. (33 cm.) high
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The Comte du Passage initially pursued a military career in accordance with his family's expectations but indulged his natural talent for sculpture by studying under the famed animaliers Barye and Mêne and exhibiting at the Paris Salon from 1865-93.
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