Description & Technical information

Eighth study, final intermediary model Patinated bronze proof
Certificate of authenticity issued by Mr Amaury de Louvencourt and Mrs Agnès  Sevestre dated July 1st, 2016 after consultation with the Bourdelle  Museum, Paris.

Date:  Circa 1920
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: patinated bronze
Signature: Signed and titled on the base : Héraklès Archer ; Alexis Rudier Fondeur, Paris

Dimensions: 62 x 60 x 29 cm (24³/₈ x 23⁵/₈ x 11³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Louis Aubert, Bourdelle's friend and patron
Remained in the family by inheritance


Literature: François Fosca, E.A Bourdelle, NRF, Paris, 1924, another version illustrated p. 23.
André Fontainas, Bourdelle, F. Reider Edition, Paris, 1930, another version illustrated under the n°17.
Paul Lorenz, Bourdelle, sculptures et dessins, Rombaldi, Paris, 1947, another version illustrated under the n°25, p.22.
Pierre Descargues, Bourdelle, les Amis de Bourdelle Edition, Paris, 1954, another version illustrated p.38.
Peter
Cannon-Brookes, Emile Antoine Bourdelle, An illustrated commentary,
Trevial Books in association with the National Museum of Wales, London,
1983, other versions illustrated p.59 and p.62.
Ionel Jianou and
Michel Dufet, Bourdelle, Arted Éditions d'Art, Paris, 1965, another
version illustrated on the cover, described p. 91 and 92 and the
monumental model illustrated pl.29.
Carole Marc Lavrillier and Michel
Dufet, Bourdelle et la critique de son temps, Musée Bourdelle, Paris,
1979, other versions illustrated p.129 and p.132.
Antoinette Le
Normand-Romain, 'Héraklès Archer naissance d'une oeuvre', in Dossier de
l'Art, January - February 1993, n°10, p.34 to 39.
Daniel Gervis,
Antoine Bourdelle, 1861-1929, d'un siècle à l'autre : l'eurythmie de la
modernité, catalogue d'exposition, Tokyo/Paris, 2007, other versions
illustrated p. 128-137.
Mina Oya and Antoinette Le Normand-Romain,
Traces of Hands: Sculpture and Drawings by Rodin and Bourdelle from the
National Museum of Western Art Tokyo, Tokyo, 2012, a similar copy is
illustrated under the n°8.


Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints