1824 - 1876
BUST OF FÉLIX HENRI CARVALHO (1854-1925)
signed and dated: mathieu-meusnier. 1864. and the socle monogrammed: HC
white marble, on a veined yellow marble socle
48cm., 18⅞in. overall
Overall the condition of the bust is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are some naturally occurring inclusions in areas. There is some veining, in particular to the proper right cheek. There are a few minor chips and abrasions, in particular to the edges of the truncation. The socle is in good condition overall, with a few minor chips to the edges and corners.
"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."
S. Lami, Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école Française au dix-neuvième siècle, Paris, 1919, p. 413
Paris, Salon, 1864, no. 2701