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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW YORK

Raoul François Larche
"LA TEMPÊTE ET LES NUÉES"
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW YORK

Raoul François Larche
"LA TEMPÊTE ET LES NUÉES"
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Raoul François Larche
"LA TEMPÊTE ET LES NUÉES"
signed RAOUL LARCHE, numbered 525J and impressed with foundry mark SIOT-PARIS 
patinated bronze
22 5/8  x 13 1/8  x 16 7/8  in. (57.4 x 33.3 x 42.8 cm)
circa 1900
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出版

Paul Adam, “Le Salons de 1896 – La Sculpture,” Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1896, p. 469 (for a description of an earlier model in the 1896 Salon)
Pierre Kjellberg, Les Bronzes Du XIX Siècle, Paris, 1987, p. 414
Alastair Duncan, Fin de Siècle Masterpieces from the Silverman Collection, New York, 1989, p. 179 (for a related model)
Dominique Renoux, “Raoul Larche, Statuaire (1860-1912),” Bulletin de la Société de l’Histoire de l’Art Français, 1989, pp. 252, fig. 5 (for a related model)
Paris: Belle Époque, 1880-1914, Essen, 1994, p. 473, fig. 581
Renate Ulmer, Art Nouveau: Symbolismus und Jugendstil in Frankreich, Stuttgart, 1999, p. 71, fig. 56
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, London, 2002, p. 224

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The Storm and Her Clouds ("La Tempête et les Nuées") is a tour-de-force bronze in the round, and one of Francois- Raoul Larche’ finest portrayals of evocative figures. When an edition of this sculpture was first unveiled at the Paris Salon in 1896, it caused a sensation, as the public was astonished by such a commanding portrayal of female fury. Infamous Parisian wit and critic Henri Rochefort hailed this as a masterwork of the medium, as he lauded the piece as being “Michelangelesque” in the drama of its form. The Storm and her Clouds won the Gold Medal at the 1896 Salon for sculpture. In contrast to the often-demure portrayals of women by sculptors of the Art Nouveau era, Larche created a spectacularly powerful female figure in that of the storm. As she summons the swirling clouds, figures cower underneath her, blinded by the unleashing of the tempest. The bronze detailing on this present lot is hauntingly distinct, as the turbulent hair and wind-whipped fabric are brought to life through Larche’s masterful skills as a sculptor.

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