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Lot 1361 - A190 Decorative Arts - Thursday, 26. September 2019, 10.00 AM


BRONZE SCULPTURE OF ETTORE BUGATTI ON HORSEBACK, signed Paul Troubetzskoy and dated 1929 on the base. Bronze with dark brown patina. Foundry mark (front right): C VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE.
54x31x62 cm.

The Italian artist of Russian origin, Paul (Paolo) Troubetzkoy, was a friend of Carlo Bugatti's (1856-1940) and his family. The bronze shows his oldest son, Ettore Bugatti (1881-1947), founder of the famous Bugatti car brand, on his thoroughbred "Brouillard". The bronze bears witness to Troubetzkoy's talent as a portraitist as well as his skill and passion for depicting animals. Troubetzkoy may also have been a pioneer for the youngest son Carlos, Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916), as a sculptor of animal representations.

The photograph in the catalogue shows Troubetzkoy working on the model for the sculpture on offer here.

Copyright for the photo: The Bugatti Trust Collection, UK.

CHF 8 000 / 12 000 | (€ 8 000 / 12 000)

Sold for CHF 128 400 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.