Lot 41
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PAUL EUGÈNE BRETON | Figural Centrepiece

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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Description

  • Paul Eugène Breton
  • Figural Centrepiece
  • signed: BRETON
  • bronze, gilt patina, and grey marble
 

Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 6 and 7 December 1996, lot 205

Catalogue Note

Paul Eugène Breton was a student of Jean Falguière, Félix Charpentier and Laurent Marqueste, all prominent sculptors of the 19th century Paris Salon. Breton received an honourable mention in 1896 and a medal in 1899. He was mostly known as a sculptor of mythological subjects. The present lot shows his affinity with Romantic subjects and is highly decorative, combining fluid motions and contrasting materials. 
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