15 June 2004
'PUMA', A BRONZE STUDY
CAST FROM THE MODEL BY REMBRANDT BUGATTI, CIRCA 1911
11 in. (28 cm.) high, 23¼ in. (59 cm.) length including tail
signed in the maquette R. Bugatti, stamped CIRE PERDUE A.A. HÉBRARD, and numbered (8)
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Cast in an edition limited to 23 examples.
Model exhibited at Galerie Adrien-A. Hébrard, Paris 1911 and 1913.
cf. Jacques-Chalon and Véronique Fromanger Des Cordes, Rembrandt Bugatti Catalogue Raisonné, 1987, p. 271.
Subsequent to the preparation of this catalogue entry, additional unpublished information from the Bugatti archives has kindly been made available by Véronique Fromanger Des Cordes:
The original plaster maquette for this study is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, the gift of Adrien-A. Hébrard.
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