256. François Pompon for the Sèvres factory

François Pompon for the Sèvres factory
(1855-1933)
Ours Blanc (Polar Bear) (1924-1939)
Created in 1921-1924, executed between 1924-1939 by Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, France
With manufacturer’s mark and modeller’s initials AE
Biscuit porcelain, 21.5 x 39.7 cm
Provenance:
Private collection, the Netherlands
Literature:
J.P. Midant, Sèvres, La Manufacture au XXème Siècle, Paris, 1992, p. 87
Note:
The French animal sculptor François Pompon spent most of his life working in service of other artists, notably Auguste Rodin and René de Saint-Marceaux. His breakthrough came at age 67 with the exhibition of his famous ‘Ours Blanc’ at the Salon d’Automne of 1922 in Paris. This sculpture epitomises his pursuit of simplicity, embracing a distinct modernist vision that breaks away from 19th-century ideas. Renditions exist in various formats and materials, including plaster, stone, bronze, and porcelain. Among these, the most renowned ‘Ours Blanc’ – executed in marble – has resided in the Musée d’Orsay since 1986.

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€ 8.000 - 12.000
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