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Paul Eugène Breton
1868 - 1933
FRENCH
FIGURAL CENTREPIECE
bronze, gilt patina, and grey marble

signed: BRETON

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. 


42 by 66cm., 16½ by 26in. overall
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Provenance

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

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