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Property from a Private Collection, Switzerland

Rembrandt Bugatti

Taureau zébu

Auction Closed

June 30, 02:45 PM GMT


200,000 - 300,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Private Collection, Switzerland

Rembrandt Bugatti

1884 - 1916

Taureau zébu

inscribed RBugatti, numbered (1) and stamped with the foundry mark CIRE PERDUE A.A. HÉBRARD


length (including base): 51.8cm., 20⅜in.

Conceived and cast circa 1904; this work is unique.

This work is recorded in the archives of the Rembrandt Bugatti Conservatoire, Paris.

Galerie A. A. Hebrard, Paris (acquired by 1922)

Galerie Samy Chalom, Paris (acquired by 1967)

Sale: Sotheby's, London, 25th June 1986, lot 153

Galerie Anglaise, Geneva

Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 1987)

Thence by descent to the present owner 

Mary Harvey, The Bronzes of Rembrandt Bugatti, London, 1979, no. 92, illustrated p. 69
Philippe Dejean, Carlo-Rembrandt-Ettore-Jean-Bugatti, New York, 1982, illustrated p. 176
Véronique Fromanger & Jacques-Chalom Des Cordes, Rembrandt Bugatti. Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1987, illustrated p. 28
Véronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti. Sculpteur. Répertoire monographique, 2010, no. 67, illustrated in colour p. 262
Véronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti. Sculptor. Répertoire monographique. A Meteoric Rise, Paris, 2016, no. 71, illustrated in colour p. 278

Lausanne, Galerie Paul Vallotton, Rembrandt Bugatti, 1965
Paris, Galerie Samy Chalom, Samy Chalom présente soixante bronzes de Rembrandt Bugatti, 1967
Paris, Grand-Palais, Salon d'automne, François Pompon, Rembrandt Bugatti, 1973
Paris, Galerie Paul Ambroise, Un siècle de bronze animaliers, 1975