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Henri Frédéric Varenne
FRENCH
FIN D'UN RÊVE (END OF A DREAM)
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
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Henri Frédéric Varenne
FRENCH
FIN D'UN RÊVE (END OF A DREAM)
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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Henri Frédéric Varenne
1860-1933
FRENCH
FIN D'UN RÊVE (END OF A DREAM)

Catalogue Note

Henri Varenne was a diverse and technically skilled sculptor who worked across a variety of media, including plaster, marble, wood and medal engraving. He debuted at the salon of 1886 with a plaster of the Head of Saint John the Baptist, and continued exhibiting varied works, be they Biblical, allegorical, mythological or portraits. The present group, Fin d'un Rêve, was first executed in plaster in 1893 and a marble life-size version of the model is in the Thermes Nationaux in Aix-les-Bains, France. The sculpture shows particularly fine carving in the winding tree roots, and the manner in which Varenne has depicted internalised emotion is reminiscent of Rodin.

RELATED LITERATURE
P. Kjellberg, Bronzes of the 19th Century: Dictionary of Sculptors, London, 1994, p. 636E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintures sculptures dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays par un group d'écrivains spécialistes français et étrangers, Paris, 1999, vol. 14,  p. 51

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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