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Enfants et Grenouilles inkwell by MAX BLONDAT

MAX BLONDAT

(FRENCH, 1879 - 1926)

Enfants et Grenouilles inkwell ,

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Materials:

gilt bronze

Measurements:

9.96 in. (25.30 cm.) (height) by 15.98 in. (40.60 cm.) (width) by 9.49 in. (24.10 cm.) (depth)

Markings:

inscribed MAX-BLONDAT, impressed LE VERRIER PARIS/3

Exhibited:

The plaster maquette for this iconic sculpture was originally in 1904, and a later marble version was created and in the Salon of 1907. That marble version had been intended to be purchased by the city of Buenos Aires for use as a fountain, but was not. Additional fountain versions were produced for the cities of Dusseldorf, Fontainebleau and Dijon, France and a marble example was produced by Blondat in 1913 for the city of Denver, Colorado. The original 1907 marble version did resurface in 2011, and was sold at auction to great acclaim.:,Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris, New York, Macklowe Gallery, Autumn, 2011

Literature:

Jean Laran, La sculpture aux Salons, Art et Décoration, June 1907, p. 197, for an illustration of the fountain

Provenance:

Raymond Toupenet, Paris

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