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Rembrandt Bugatti

Petit Léopard assis, la queue placée en avant

Lot Closed

April 6, 02:35 PM GMT


180,000 - 250,000 GBP

Lot Details


Rembrandt Bugatti

1884 - 1916

Petit Léopard assis, la queue placée en avant

inscribed R. Bugatti, numbered (6) and stamped with the foundry mark CIRE PERDUE A.A. HÉBRARD

bronze, medium brown patina with lighter brown undertones

height (not including base): 19cm., 7in.

height (including base): 23.5cm, 9¼in.

Conceived circa 1912 and cast in bronze by 1930 in an edition of 7.

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

Galerie A.A. Hébrard (acquired by 1934)

Sale: Aguttes, Lyon, 12th June 2014, lot 476

Private Collection, France

Sladmore Gallery, London (acquired from the above) 

Private Collection, United Kingdom (acquired from the above)

Acquired from the above

Mary Harvey, The Bronzes of Rembrandt Bugatti. An Illustrated Catalogue and Biography, London, 1979, no. 34, another cast illustrated p. 39

Phillippe Dejean, Carlo-Rembrandt-Ettore-Jean Bugatti, Paris, 1981, another cast illustrated p. 155

Pierre Kjellberg, The Bronzes of the Nineteenth Century: Dictionary of Sculptors, Atglen, 1994, p.148

Edward Horswell, Rembrandt Bugatti. Life in Sculpture, London, 2004, another cast illustrated in colour p. 106

Véronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti. Sculpteur. Répertoire monographique. Une trajectoire foudroyante, Paris, 2009, no. 299, another cast illustrated p. 330

Véronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti. Sculptor. Répertoire monographique. A Meteoric Rise, Paris, 2016, no. 303, another cast illustrated in colour p. 365