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Rembrandt Bugatti

Lionne dévorant

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Lot Details


Rembrandt Bugatti

1884 - 1916

Lionne dévorant

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.

A.A. Hébrard Gallery, Paris (acquired by 1925)
M. Boutte (acquired from the above through M. Dubail in 1925)
Private Collection, France (by descent from the above)
Sladmore Gallery, London (acquired from the above in 2011)
Private Collection, England (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above in 2017

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