ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN | LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)
 ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN | LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)
 ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN | LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)
 ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN | LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)
 ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN | LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)
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ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN | LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN | LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN

French

1860-1904

LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)


signed and dated: A. d Houdain / 1890

white marble

55cm., 21⅝in.

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the marble is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some natural veining to the marble, notably running between the proper right breast and the arm and another at the drapery below the proper left breast. There are a few small naturally occurring inclusions to the marble, including at the woman's forehead and hair. A few very minor chips, including to the cat's proper left ear. Some minor dirt marks, in particular at the back.


"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."

Cataloguing

Exhibited

(Probably) Paris, Salon, 1890

This sensuous bust of a young girl being woken by her cat was exhibited by d'Houdain at the Salon of 1890. Note the charming detail of the cat's claws tugging at her mistress's hair.

Catalogue Note

This sensuous bust of a young girl being woken by her cat was exhibited by d'Houdain at the Salon of 1890. Note the charming detail of the cat's claws tugging at her mistress's hair.


RELATED LITERATURE

S. Lami, Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école francaise au dix-neuvième siècle, Paris, 1919, vol. III, p. 161

 ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN | LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)
ANDRÉ D'HOUDAIN | LE RÉVEIL (THE AWAKENING)
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