signed: DALOU, stamped: CIRE / PERDUE / A.A. HEBRARD, and numbered: 6
bronze, dark brown patina
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some minor rubbing to the patina, in particular to the high points of the legs of both figures. There is some minor pitting to the bronze. The patina is slightly dry in areas, in particular to the crevices at the man's clavicles and hips.
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Private collection, Germany
A. Simier, Jules Dalou: le sculpteur de la République, exh. cat. Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris, Paris, 2013, p. 421, no. 345