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Robert Couturier


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Robert Couturier

(Angoulême, 1905-Paris, 2008)

Le Berger, 1950

Original bronze proof with brown patina
Susse Fondeur lost-wax casting
Inscribed with the mark of the founder on the terrace SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS
Signed on the terrace Couturier
Numbered on the terrace 6/6
High. : 169 cm   Width. : 37 cm   Prof. : 32 cm

Model executed in 1950
Our proof cast in 2007
Edition limited to 6 numbered proofs + 4 E.A.

The 6 numbered proofs were all cast during the artist's lifetime. Only one artist's proof has been cast to date.

Provenance    :
- Robert Couturier
- Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris
- Private collection, Paris

Exhibitions  :
- Robert Couturier, Maison française, Paris, May 1959, a bronze proof of the same model was presented in the gardens
- Robert Couturier, Retrospective, La Monnaie de Paris, Paris, from June 19 to September 30, 1975, a bronze proof of the same model was presented

Literature  :
- Couturier by Ionel Jianou, preface by Raymond Cogniat, Arted Éditions d´Art, Paris, 1969, model referenced under n ° 46 on p. 63
- Robert Couturier, Catalogue raisonné by Valérie Da Costa, Doctoral thesis in Art History, unpublished, model referenced under n ° 83
- Robert Couturier by Valérie Da Costa, Éditions Norma, Paris, 2000, plaster in the artist's studio, reproduced on p. 86, a photo of a bronze of the same model alongside the artist reproduced on p. 87, an overall photo of the Robert Couturier retrospective at La Monnaie de Paris, 1975, with a bronze of the same model reproduced on p. 89

Certificate of authenticity by Olivier Lorquin dated February 17, 2020


A bronze proof of the same model belongs to the collections of the Musée Maillol, Paris

Robert Couturier and Le Berger in the gardens of the Maison de la Pensée Française, Paris 1959
Photography of Jacqueline Guillot

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