The artists exhibited include Barye, Fratin, Mêne, Carpeaux, Rodin, Bourdelle, Bugatti and Pompon.
Michel Poletti and Alain Richarme have worked to promote this art for over twenty-three years. They have published several reference books and are currently working on a book called ‘Sculpture animalière 1830-1930, un Siècle d’or’.
Henri LAURENS (1885-1954)
Femme couchée à la draperie
Circa : 1925-1930
Bronze, richly shaded brown patina
H : 13,4 cm, L : 34,1 cm, D : 8,1 cm
Lifetime cast signed with the usual monogram “HL”, “Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris”, former Georges and Suzanne Ramié collection, then by descendance.
Duchesse Adèle d'Affry dite MARCELLO
Duchesse Adèle d’Affry dite MARCELLO(1836-1879)
Bronze, silvered, gilt, brown patina,
H. 82 cm L. 58,5 cm P. 31,5 cm
Lifetime cast signed “A.Marcello”, titled “Bianca Cappello”, old edition by “F.Barbedienne Fondeur” (Mark), ink inscirption inside “87944/slae?/1600f.”