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Gustave Doré
FRENCH
LA DÉFENSE NATIONALE
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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112
Gustave Doré
FRENCH
LA DÉFENSE NATIONALE
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Gustave Doré
1832 - 1883
FRENCH
LA DÉFENSE NATIONALE
signed G. Doré and with the inventory number in yellow ink 33995
dark brown patinated bronze
height 41 in.
104 cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, December 10, 2004, lot 181

Catalogue Note

In order to commemorate the Siege of Paris, the Municipal Council organized a competition for a monument. Doré submitted the plaster original of the present work, which figured in the Vente Dorée of 1885 (No.187) with the rights of reproduction. Cast in bronze in two sizes, this is the larger of the two versions and was exhibited in the Exposition Universelle of 1889.

19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art

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New York