AFTER BARTHÉLÉMY PRIEUR (CIRCA 1536-1611) FRENCH, 18TH CENTURY | WOMAN BATHING
AFTER BARTHÉLÉMY PRIEUR (CIRCA 1536-1611) FRENCH, 18TH CENTURY | WOMAN BATHING
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KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

AFTER BARTHÉLÉMY PRIEUR (CIRCA 1536-1611) FRENCH, 18TH CENTURY | WOMAN BATHING

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

AFTER BARTHÉLÉMY PRIEUR (CIRCA 1536-1611) FRENCH, 18TH CENTURY | WOMAN BATHING

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

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Lot Details

Description

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE


AFTER BARTHÉLÉMY PRIEUR (CIRCA 1536-1611)

FRENCH, 18TH CENTURY

WOMAN BATHING


bronze, on an ebonised wood base with gilt metal mounts

bronze: 21.5cm., 8½in.

base: 7.5cm., 3in.

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some wear to the lacquer patina, including rubbing at the high points and some flaking, for example at the legs. There are several minor nicks and scratches, notably at the proper left hip and the proper right side of the back. There is dust in the crevices. There is wear and minor warping to the edges of the rectangular bronze base, which rotates on the wood base.

There is minor general wear to the metal mounted wood base consistent with age.


"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

Provenance

Probably acquired by Robert Clements, 1st Earl of Leitrim (1732-1804)

Literature

Inventory, 26th September 1807, probably one of the '12 bronze figures groups over bookcases' in the Library;

Inventory, 10th February 1812, probably one of the 'Seven Bronze figurines upon one Bookcase, five Bronze figurines...upon the other' in the Library;

Inventory, April 1830, ditto;

Inventory, 27th June 1836, probably one of the ‘bronze figures copies from the antique all brought from Rome by Robert Earl of Leitrim' in the Library.

Catalogue Note

Compare the cast from the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé sold at Christie's Paris on 23-25 February 2009 as lot 620.

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