14 September 2005
Property from the Collection of Fernand and Beatrice Leval
Charles Despiau (1974-1946)
signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'C. Despiau 6/6 C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the back of the neck)
bronze with black patina
Height: 12 in. (30.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1923; this bronze version cast at a later date
Collection of the artist.
Frank Crowninshield, New York; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 19-20 May 1948, lot 93.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owners.
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A. Basler, Despiau (Album d'Art Druet), Paris, 1927, pl. 9 (another cast illustrated).
L. Deshairs, C. Despiau, 1930, no. 19 (another cast illstrated).
Dr. Alain Kotlar will include this sculpture in his forthcoming Despiau catalogue raisonné currently in preparation.
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