Lot n° 168
2000 - 4000
Result with fees
: 2 318EUR
Arnold Friedrich Wilhelm RECHBERG (1879-1947)
La Voluptueuse, 1905
Shaded brown patina bronze proof, signed with the initials A.A Hébrard fondeur.
Height: 46.5 cm
Exhibition: Arnold Rechberg, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, November 1-15, 1906, N°7 of the exhibition.
This head is a study for the Condamnés group, as described by L. Roges-Milès in the introduction to the 1906 exhibition catalog: "Of a group he is planning, the Condamnés, we still know only fragments, but these fragments are enough to interest us: it's the Remorse, a mask of resigned anxiety; it's the Laugher, the laugher with a bad laugh, teeth clenched, jaw hateful, eyes fiendish, and his laugh is close to a rictus and squeaks; it's the Voluptuous, with heavy, flickering eyelids, a drunken gaze, drowned in shadow ; her nostrils are pinched like those of the dead; great disgust wanders around the corner of her lips, where a supreme rattle breathes out; her mask, under sensual torture, takes on an expression of vertigo, definitive abandon and infinite weariness.
- Former collection of Marie de Rohan-Chabot, Princess Murat.
- By descent to the present owners.
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