MARIUS JOSEPH SAIN
signed: M. Sain and entitled: HARMONIE
Overall the condition of the marble is excellent with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor abrasions. There are a few minor 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."
Marius Joseph Sain was born in Avignon in 1877. He studied under the sculptors Injalbert, Thomas and Charpentier, before debuting at the salon in 1903. His work can be found in the collections of the musée d'Avignon and the Petit Palais in Paris.
With its sensuous celebration of the female form, this finely carved marble is reminiscent of the celebrated Bello Matinado by Sain's master, Charpentier.