28 - 29 February 2012
Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (French, 1861-1929)
titled 'LES HEROS' (on the front of the base) with cypher, inscribed and stamped with foundry mark and numbered 'c BY BOURDELLE' (on the back of the base) 'A VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE IV II' (on the left side of the base)
bronze with golden brown patina
Height 6 in. (15.2 cm.)
Conceived in 1929.
Robert Clancy, New York (circa 1955).
By descent from the above to the present owner, June 1996.
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I. Janou and M. Dufet, Bourdelle, Paris, 1975, p. 142, no. 718.
P. Cannon-Brookes, Emile Antoine Bourdelle, An Illustrated Commentary, London, 1983, p. 121 (another cast illustrated, fig. 191).
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