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MAHMOUD MOKHTAR | AU BORD DU NIL (ALA SHAT ELNIL / ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE)

MAHMOUD MOKHTAR | AU BORD DU NIL (ALA SHAT ELNIL / ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE)

MAHMOUD MOKHTAR | AU BORD DU NIL (ALA SHAT ELNIL / ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE)

MAHMOUD MOKHTAR

1891-1934

Egyptian

AU BORD DU NIL (ALA SHAT ELNIL / ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE)


signed Mouktar, inscribed: Susse Fres Edts Paris and cire perdue, with the SUSSE FRERES EDITEURS pastille

bronze (black and green patina)

height: 119.4cm. 47in.


Executed in 1931-1939, 6 works were produced from 1931 to 1939 for this size model 1 (model 1 being a reference to the size of the model and not the numbered edition of 6 produced between 1931 and 1939). The edition number of this work is unknown.


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This work is in very good condition. Closer inspection reveals some faint and light scratches across the work, in line with the age of the sculpture. Some rubbing to edges and extremities (revealing some of the green patina) across the work, more pronounced towards the upper part of the work and to the base, again in line with the age of the work. A 0.4cm chip to the back of the sculpture.


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Private Collection, Paris

Thence by Descent

Monaco, Hotel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo, Art Deco, Tableaux, Sculptures Modernes et Contemporains, 4 Mai 2019, Lot 40

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Ahmed Rassim, Shadow: A Page From Modern Art, Cairo, 1936, p. 6, another version in marble illustrated

Badr Eldin Abou Ghazi, The Sculptor: Mokhtar, Cairo, 1964, n.p., another version illustrated 

Mohamed Sedki Al-Gabakhangy, The History of the Egyptian Art Movement to 1945, Cairo, 1986, n.p., another version in gesso illustrated

Badr Eldin Abou Ghazi, Mokhtar: His Life and His Art, Cairo, 1988, another version in marble illustrated