RAOUL FRANÇOIS LARCHE
1860 - 1912
LA PRAIRIE ET LE RUISSEAU (THE MEADOW AND THE STREAM)
signed: RAOUL. LARCHE and stamped: SIOT DECAUVILLE FONDEUR PARIS
bronze, dark brown patina
51cm., 20⅜in. overall
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor greening to the bronze, in particular to the crevices of the foliage. There is some whitish residue to the boy's proper left arm, which may be due to moisture.
"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."