Rembrandt Bugatti (Italian, 1884-1916)
Lot 4133
Rembrandt Bugatti (Italian, 1884-1916) Éléphant Blanc "Il Y Arrivera", the petite model, circa 1908
Sold for US$ 97,600 inc. premium
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Rembrandt Bugatti (Italian, 1884-1916)
Lot Details
Rembrandt Bugatti (Italian, 1884-1916)
Éléphant Blanc "Il Y Arrivera", the petite model, circa 1908
patinated bronze
inscribed R. Bugatti and impressed CIRE PERDUE/A.A. HEBRARD
height 5 1/2 in (14cm); length 9 1/2in (24.1cm)

Footnotes

  • Literature
    Philippe Dejean, Carlo-Rembrandt-Ettore-Jean Bugatti, Éditions du Regard, Paris, 1981, p. 208 for an illustration of Eléphant blanc.

    Jacques Chalom Des Cordes and Veronique Fromanger Des Cordes, Rembrandt Bugatti Catalogue Raisonné, Les Editions de l'Amatuer, Paris, 1987, pp.194-195.

    Edward Horswell, Rembrandt Bugatti Life in Sculpture, Sladmore Gallery Editions, London, 2004, p. 136, p. 229 for a photo of Bugatti sculpting this model at the Antwerp Zoo, 1907, and p. 230 for a marble 'surtout' incorporating four examples of this bronze.

    We are grateful to Véronique Fromanger Des Cordes for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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