Cf: Jacques Chalom des Cordes and Véronique Fromanger des Cordes, Rembrandt Bugatti Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1987, pp. 258-259
A plaster model of the 'Gros Hippopotame' was exhibited at the Société Royale de Zoologie in Antwerp. A bronze cast was exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in Paris in the same year. The model was cast in a limited edition of five examples.
We are grateful to Véronique Fromanger Des Cordes for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.