13 June 2002
A PAIR OF BRONZE FIGURES REPRESENTING SUMMER AND AUTUMN
French, circa 1830-40
Each on an associated circular bronze plinth and a yellow cylindrical marble column with a bronze acanthus leaf band at the foot.
Warm brown patina and light brown high points.
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high, each
11 in. (28 cm.) high, each, overall (2)
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class