Bronze head with dark patina, "La MARQUISE SILVE de MARI"
M. HOHWILLER, ° 1 of 6 pieces.
Height 39.4 cm.
Signed on the base "C. By BOURDELLE",
"Mr. HOHWILLEUR FONDEUR PARIS. N ° 1"
Provenance: Anon Sale, Sotheby's New York, 13.11.1966, lot n ° 101
Literature: Jianou & Dufet, Bourdelle, Paris, 1965 page 69.
Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)
A pupil of Auguste Rodin, his beginnings were difficult because his style was more to archaic Greece than to the academicism of the time.
His talent will explode at the Universal Exhibition of 1900 and the sponsorship of A. Rodin.
He was entrusted with the creation of the sculptures for the Champs Elysées theater and was a teacher at "the Académie de la Grande Chaumière" having as pupils Alberto Giacomett and Germaine Richier.
A Museum is dedicated to him in Paris after the important gift of his wife.
He had numerous private and public commissions both in France (monuments, Tuileries garden in Paris) and abroad (Brussels, Buenos Aires).
He rests in the Montparnasse cemetery.