12 June 2003
'THE ARCHER', A COLD-PAINTED BRONZE SCULPTURE
Cast from a model by Alexander Kelety, circa 1930
42 1/8in. (107cm.) high
signed in the maquette A Kelety and stamped with foundry mark ETLING Paris
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cf. Victor Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, 1992, p. 115.
See also: Bryan Catley, Art Deco and other Figures, 1978, p. 185.
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