1884 - 1916
inscribed R. Bugatti, numbered (4) and stamped with the foundry mark CIRE PERDUE A.A. HÉBRARD
bronze, rich dark brown patina with reddy brown undertones
length: 70cm., 28in.
Conceived in 1903 and cast in bronze by 1925.
This work is recorded in the archives of the Rembrandt Bugatti Conservatoire, Paris.
Cast in bronze using the lost wax method. The bronze has a rich dark brown patina showing faint signs of handling on the tips of the ears and the lion’s back and around some of the base. There is a little surface dirt in the crevices. This work is in excellent condition.
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Mary Harvey, The Bronze of Rembrandt Bugatti. An Illustrated Catalogue and Biography, Ascot, 1979, no. 18, another cast illustrated p. 32
Philippe Dejean, Bugatti, Paris, 1981, another cast illustrated in colour p. 161
Véronique Fromanger & Jacques-Chalom Des Cordes, Rembrandt Bugatti. Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1987, another cast illustrated p. 30
Edward Horswell, Rembrandt Bugatti. A Brief Life, London, 2012, illustrated pp. 62-63
Véronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti. Sculptor. Répertoire monographique. A Meteoric Rise, Paris, 2016, no. 46, another cast illustrated in colour p. 272
Los Angeles, The Mullin Automobile Museum, A Comprehensive Retrospective of The Bugatti Family of Artists, 2014
London, The Sladmore Gallery, The Animal Gazer, 2019
Frankfurt, Städel Museum, En Passant. Impressionism in Sculpture, 2020, no. 129, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
London, The Sladmore Gallery, 'Chapeau à Frankfurt'. Reflections on Impressionist Sculpture, 2021, no. 5