6 December 1996,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,035
GBP 150 - GBP 250
George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (1834-1896)
"Affiliating an Oesthete"
signed: "du Maurier" and further extensively inscribed below the mount and further signed by the artist; pencil, pen and brown ink
5¾ x 8¾in. (14.5 x 22.5cm.)
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The caption explains that a young pharmaceutical chemist, Mr. Pilcox, has modelled from memory a heroic sculpture depicting Miss Cimabue Brown (as the muse of the century) crowning Mr. Maudle and Mr. Poslethwaite (as the twin-Gods, Poetry and Art).
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France