Émile-Antoine BOURDELLE

Bronze with nuanced brown patina, titled, signed and dated on reverse  « LE BÊLIER RETIF EMILE-ANTOINE BOURDELLE 1909 ».
Cast by Rudier. Bears the founder’s stamp « ALEXIS RUDIER FONDEUR PARIS » on the side under the right foot.
Height 20.87″
x Width 17.33″ x Depth 9.45″.
Circa 1910

Related work: Émile Antoine Bourdelle, Bélier rétif, 1909, bronze, cast Alexis Rudier, H. 53,2 cm, L. 45 cm, P. 33 cm, Calais, musée des beaux-arts et de la dentelle, inv. RF 3176.
Related literature: Ionel Janiou, Michel Dufet, Bourdelle, Paris, Arted Éditions d’art, 1965, p. 93.

There are two versions: the first measuring 30 cm and produced in seven proofs, and the second measuring 54 cm and produced in ten proofs.