Lot 6
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Rembrandt Bugatti

200,000 - 300,000 EUR
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  • Gazelles apprivoisées, face à face
  • signed R.Bugatti, dated 1905 and stamped with the foundry mark CIRE PERDUE A.A.HEBRARD
  • bronze
  • 9 x 17 7/8 in.


Sale: Orsay, 21st June 1978
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, July 1991
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


Véronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti Répertoire monographique sculpteur, Une trajectoire foudroyante, Paris, 2016, no. 133, illustrated p. 302

Catalogue Note

At the beginning of the 20th century, Bugatti was twenty years old when he met Hebrard. Their first exhibition was an immediate success.

From the very beginning, Rembrandt Bugatti proved to be “a narrator of animal psychologies”, an artistic ethologist.

Poured from a lost wax cast worthy of Renaissance workshops and endowed with an exceptional patina, this group Gazelles apprivoisées, face à face, dated 1905, and created and desired in this size by Rembrandt Bugatti, is the perfect expression of the praise of Parisian critics who were unanimous on its subject: “[…] here is a young, really extraordinary sculptor […] better than any scholarship, the observation of eye and mind formed his exceptional talent […] he reveals here his marvelous sensibility, poetry joined with realism […] each one has its own features, its own particular physiognomy […] Rembrandt Bugatti is for amateurs a true revelation of impressionist sculpture […].”

Veronique Fromanger