Rare and unique bronze bust of Mrs. Denise Ferrero (Blanche-Denise Ferrero-Willmann) made in 1904, a print considered unique until today.
Rembrandt was therefore 20 years old when he produced this work. A lightning trajectory (in the title of the book by Véronique Fromanger).
Bronze proof with a shaded brown-green patina, lost-wax casting, early edition of the 1920s/30s by the foundryman Pannini (who ceased his activities in the 1930s).
Signed and dated R. Bugatti 1904 and bears the lost-wax foundry mark PANNINI paris towards the base.
Rembrandt Bugatti had his first exhibition at the Galerie Hébrard in 1904. He was well known for his animal bronzes, but also produced numerous works of male and female figures.
Work offered by Bugatti to Mrs Denise Ferrero Willmann, close friend of Judith Cladel and the sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Mrs. Blanche-Denise-Ferrero-Willmann, model of the work.
Véronique Fromanger-Rembrandt Bugatti sculpteur - Une trajectoire foudroyante - Répertoire monographique - les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 2016. (Our work reproduced and referenced in the bronze editions directory, page 269).
48 000 €