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19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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London

Sylvain Kinsburger
1855-1935
FRENCH
GIRL WITH A MANDOLIN
signed: S. KiNSBURGER
white marble, on a veined red and cream marble base
112cm., 44 1/8 in. overall
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Catalogue Note

Sylvain Kinsburger executed works in marble and bronze, and was also known as a medal engraver. He debuted with a number of bronzes at the Salon in 1878, and became a member of the Société des Artistes Français. His won awards several times over the years, including bronze medals at the Expositions Universelles of 1889 and 1900. The present model of a girl with a mandolin, with its playful and dynamic folds of drapery, is more commonly known in bronze: the marble version is rarer. 

RELATED LITERATURE
P. Kjellberg, Bronzes of the 19th Century: Dictionary of Sculptors, London, 1994, p. 395-396; E. 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. 7,  p. 810 

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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