BELLO MATINADO (BEAUTIFUL MORNING)
signed: Fx Charpentier, and entitled: MATINADO
Overall the condition of the marble is excellent with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor natural veining to the marble consistent with the material. There are a few small naturally occurring inclusions.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Félix-Maurice Charpentier studied at the École des Beaux Arts under the celebrated sculptor and professor Pierre-Jules Cavelier (1814-1896) and exhibited at the Salons from 1884 onwards, winning several medals. He was regarded as one of the outstanding sculptors of his day. His sculpture was marked by freedom of expression and beauty of form and personified 'Modern Art'. Representing a young woman awakening from slumber, this beautiful marble exhibits Charpentier's exuberant treatment of the female form. One of Charpentier's most successful compositions, the original, monumental marble version of Matinado is housed in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Arras.