Lot 301
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REMBRANDT BUGATTI | Antilope "Canna"

100,000 - 150,000 EUR
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  • Antilope "Canna"
  • signed R. Bugatti, stamped with the foundry mark CIRE PERDUE AA HEBRARD and numbered 4
  • bronze
  • height: 47 cm; 18 1/2 in.
  • Conceived circa 1909-10, cast before 1934.
en bronzesigné sur la terrassecachet de fondeur HebrardCette oeuvre a été tirée en 5 exemplaires.


Private collection, France
Thence by descent to the present owner


Catalogue des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, dessin, gravure ... exposés au Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, du 1er octobre au 8 novembre 1911 (exhibition catalogue) Paris, 1911, another cast
Adrien-Aurélien Hébrard, Exposition Rembrandt Bugatti (exhibition catalogue), Paris, 1913, another cast
Adrien-Aurélien Hébrard, Exposition des dernières œuvres de Rembrandt Bugatti, 1884-1915 (exhibition catalogue), Paris, 1922, another cast
Mostra individuale retrospettiva di Rembrandt Bugatti (exhibition catalogue), Venice, 1932, another cast
Gérald Schurr, Samy Chalom présente 60 bronzes de Rembrandt Bugatti (exhibition catalogue), Paris, 1967, another cast
Géralt Schurr, Rembrandt Bugatti. François Pompon (exhibition catalogue), Paris, 1973, another cast
Collections particulières de sa majesté l'imperatrice d'Iran : Raoul Dufy, François Pompon, Rembrandt Bugatti; Centenaire d'Elie Faure (exhibition catalogue), Paris, 1973, another cast illustrated p. 59
Mary Harvey, The Bronzes of Rembrandt Bugatti (exhibition catalogue), London, 1979, no. 96, another cast illustrated p. 71
Philippe Dejean, Carlo-Rembrandt-Ettore-Jean Bugatti, New York, 1982, another cast illustrated p. 180
Rembrandt Bugatti, Private collections (exhibition catalogue), New York, 1986, another cast
Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Bernard Dufour & Hector Obalk, Bugatti, les meubles, Bugatti, les sculptures, Bugatti, les autos, Vence, 1995, another cast illustrated p. 92
Rembrandt Bugatti, An exhibition of twenty bronze sculptures (exhibition catalogue), London, 1998, no. 16, another cast illustrated
Bugatti (exhibition catalogue), Amsterdam, 1999, another cast
Rembrandt Bugatti (exhibition catalogue), Wyoming, 2010, another cast
Véronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti, sculpteur, répertoire monographique, Paris, 2016, no. 244, another cast illustrated p. 346

Catalogue Note

In 1910 the sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti was at the height of his art at the age of only twenty six. He was preparing his most beautiful exhibition at the Royal Zoological Society in Antwerp. The model for Antilope canna was one of his new creations. This young male stands in thought, his head slightly to one side, his eyes wide open, his ears set back, entirely focused in his vital action, whilst observing his surroundings. His horns are marked by a first bulge and the beginnings of a spiral, and the dewlap has already emerged. The volume of its body is created by the modelling and accretion of the clay.   Across the surface, the beads of material are flattened into large planes, the hollowed out marks left by the modelling tool in certain specific areas, the few cuts made by the spatula and the finger prints create an extremely dense composition, both lively in expression and dynamic in action. The bronze edition of this model, produced exclusively by the foundry worker A.A. Hébrard is limited to five copies, each with a unique patina. At the beginning of the 21st century two editions entered the collections of important state museums in France and in the United States.

Véronique Fromanger, author of the Rembrandt Bugatti Catalogue Raisonné

This work is recorded in the archives of the Rembrandt Bugatti Répertoire, Paris.