New York, Park Avenue
19 November 1998
Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)
Beethoven la cravate
signed 'A. BOURDELLE' (on the right side of the base); stamped with foundry mark, numbered and inscribed 'Susse Fondeur Paris No 1 BY BOURDELLE' (on the left side of the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 16 in. (41.3 cm.)
Conceived in 1890; this bronze version cast circa 1960
Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York (acquired by the present owner, circa 1960).
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I. Jianou and M. Dufet, Bourdelle, Paris, 1975, p. 72, no. 74.
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