René-Paul Marquet, best known for his chryséléphantine sculptures, studied under Émmanuel Fontaine as well as with the master sculptor and painter Alexandre Falguière at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. He exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon and earned an honorable mention in 1909.
Overall in fair condition and presentation with the usual minor chips around edges of onyx. Tarnishing to gilt bronze with some visible oxidation point. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.