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Impressionists & Modern Art
Thursday, 9 December 2021

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Arsène Matton, 1873 Harelbeke, Belgien – 1953 Brüssel

Arsène Matton,
1873 Harelbeke, Belgien – 1953 Brüssel

Am Sockel signiert.

Catalogue price€ 15.000 - 20.000 Catalogue price € 15.000 - 20.000  $ 18,000 - 24,000
£ 13,500 - 18,000
元 113,400 - 151,200
₽ 1,277,550 - 1,703,400


Sandguss. Große Bronzefigur, die einen nackten afrikanischen Sklaven zeigt, der mit beiden Armen einen Elfenbeinzahn schultert. Der Kopf geneigt, die Beine in Schritthaltung auf mitgegossenem ovalem Rasensockel. Der Zahn in natürlichem Elfenbein in die Figur eingefügt. Entsprechend der Herkunft des Künstlers dürfte hier an die belgische Kolonie im Kongo zu erinnern sein, wobei der Künstler als der erste genannt wird, der unter König Leopold II verschiedene Skulpturen dieses Themas für bedeutende Monumente schuf. Zwischen 1911 und 1937 bekleidete er das Amt eines Professors an der Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brüssel. Neben dieser Figur wurden auch verkleinerte Ausführungen hergestellt. (1291141) (11)

Arsène Matton,
1873 Harelbeke, Belgium – 1953 Brussels
THE IVORY BEARERHeight: 102 cm.
Signed at base.

Large bronze figure showing a naked African slave shouldering an ivory tooth with both arms. His head is bent, his legs in step posture on an oval grass knoll plinth cast in one piece. The tooth is inserted into the figure in natural ivory. Considering the artist's origin, this sculpture is probably reminiscent of the Belgian colony in the Congo, whereby the artist is named as the first who created various sculptures on this subject for important monuments under King Leopold II. Between 1911 and 1937 he held the post of professor at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. In addition to this figure, scaled-down versions were also produced.

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This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.



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