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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827-1875) Jeune Femme Nue

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2609B
Lot:
335
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827-1875)

Jeune Femme Nue
Inscribed "Bte Carpeaux," numbered "9/15," and stamped "Cire
Perdu/C. Valsuani" in the bronze.
Bronze with dark brown patina, height 7 3/4 in. (20.0 cm), on a marble plinth.
Condition: Dust to the interstices, bronze not secured to the plinth.

Literature: Michel Poletti, Alain Richarme, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Sculpteur (catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre édité), Paris: Les Editions de l'Amateur; Angers: Expressions Contemporaines, 2003, p. 182 (AN.EB 8).

N.B. The subject matter and dimensions of Jeune Femme Nue are similar to Maternité (Mère et Enfants), known to have been modeled by Carpeaux in 1870-72. The edition of bronzes of Jeune Femme Nue were cast in the 1960s by the Valsuani foundry.
Estimate $800-1,200

Self base measures 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. Minor wear to a few edges.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Michel Poletti, Alain Richarme, Paris, Valsuani foundry, Academic art

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