Lot n° 170
6000 - 8000
Charles DESPIAU (1874-1946)
Patinated bronze proof, signed, numbered 3/8, lost wax, C. Valsuani, founder.
Height: 27 cm
Bibliography: Catalogue Charles Despiau-collections du musée municipal de Mont-de-Marsan, 1982, a similar example described and reproduced on pages 20 & 21.
Produced from an original plaster cast dating from 1909. The catalog Charles Despiau-collections du musée municipal de Mont-de-Marsan states: This plaster, from which two bronze proofs were made, was exhibited at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1909. Despiau produced several variants of this work... The original 1901 plaster shows a bacchante with her left arm cut off. In 1929, the missing arm was added, and the work was published by Valsuani.
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