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François-Xavier Lalanne

Agneau

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 USD

Property from a Private Collector

François-Xavier Lalanne

François-Xavier Lalanne

Agneau

Agneau

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot sold:

528,200

USD

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Property from a Private Collector

François-Xavier Lalanne

Agneau


1997

number 66 from an edition of 500

executed by Blanchet Fondeur, France

epoxy stone, patinated bronze

impressed Blanchet Fondeur, dated 1997 and numbered 66/500

20¼ x 24 x 6½ in. (51.4 x 61 x 16.5 cm)

Overall in very good condition. This petit Agneau is a delightful addition to the animalier sculptor’s imaginative herd. The epoxy stone body presents with occasional surface irregularities and faint color variations inherent to the material and its production. The epoxy stone presented with scattered small losses and several fine hairline cracks concentrated to the legs which have recently been professionally filled and stabilized by a museum-level restorer with strong expertise in works by Les Lalanne. The patinated bronze surfaces present with occasional very fine surface scratches particularly concentrated to the hooves as consistent with gentle use, as well as minute pinholes and minor casting irregularities which are inherent to the making and common for works by the artist. The patina presents with occasional and very minor areas of discoloration, partially revealing a lustrous bronze underside, but overall exhibits a homogenous charcoal tone. A charming and naturalistic design suitable for indoor and outdoor use.


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. 

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Artcurial, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1997
Daniel Marchesseau, Les Lalanne, Paris, 1998, p. 37
Reed Krakoff, Ben Brown and Paul Kasmin, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2006, pp. 3 and 67
Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, p. 188
Les Lalanne at Fairchild, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, Coral Gables, 2010, n.p.
Paul Kasmin, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, New York, 2012, n.p.
Adrien Dannatt, Les Lalanne, Fifty Years of Work, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2015, pp. 71, 88-89, 106 and 108
Adrian Dannatt, François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne: In the Domain of Dreams, New York, 2018, pp. 86, 181-182 and 192