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Ernest Barrias
FRENCH
LA NATURE SE DÉVOILANT DEVANT LA SCIENCE (NATURE REVEALING HERSELF TO SCIENCE)
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Ernest Barrias
FRENCH
LA NATURE SE DÉVOILANT DEVANT LA SCIENCE (NATURE REVEALING HERSELF TO SCIENCE)
Estimation
35 00050 000
Lot. Vendu 43,750 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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Ernest Barrias
1841 - 1905
FRENCH
LA NATURE SE DÉVOILANT DEVANT LA SCIENCE (NATURE REVEALING HERSELF TO SCIENCE)
signed: E. Barrias, inscribed: Susse Fres Edrs, stamped: P and with the SUSSE FRERES EDITEURS PARIS pastille
partially tinted white marble, bronze, silvered and gilt patina, and lapis lazuli, on a variegated red marble base
59cm., 23¼in.
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Description

Barrias exhibited the model of La Nature in white marble at the salon of 1893. This first version was entirely nude apart from the veil which hung over her head and fell to her feet at her back. Suitably, given its title, the marble was purchased by the Medical Faculty of Bordeaux. Barrias exhibited the model again in 1899 partly clothed, like the present model, and fashioned out of coloured stones, fitting into the vogue for chryselephantine sculpture. The contemporary allegory of the title reflects its modernity and thinly disguises the essence of the composition: a beautiful woman undressing.

RELATED LITERATURE
P. Fusco and H. Janson, The Romantics to Rodin, exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, 1980, pp. 118-120, no. 10

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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