24 - 25 May 2017
Fernando Botero (b. 1932)
Rape of Europa
signed and numbered 'Botero 4/6' and stamped with a foundry mark (on the base)
25 x 12 x 18 in. (63.5 x 30.5 x 45.7 cm.)
Executed in 1995.
Edition four of six.
Acquired directly from the artist.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 24 May 2005, lot 4 (illustrated in color).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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J-C. Lambert, Botero Sculptures, Bogotá, Villegas Editores, 1998, no. 224 (another cast illustrated in color, catalogued as Abduction of Europa).
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