© Cedric Verhelst
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Badinage I, ca. 1931
Lost wax bronze w/ brown and green patina
Approx. | H 20,8 cm | B 15,9 cm | W 15,5 cm
Signed on the base
Stamped with foundry mark
‘CIRE / A. VALSUANI / PERDUE’
in horizontal diamond shape
Private Collection, Switserland
RELATED WORKS :
A larger (h 57cm) and more finished version is held in the Museum 't Schippershof in Menin (Belgium) and was bequeathed by the artist, together with the entire content of her studio, to the city of Menin upon her dead in 1953.
Another edition of the bozzetto is known to be held in a private collection in Kuurne (Belgium), while a version from a different foundry is held in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts of Ghent (Belgium) and stems from the bequest of the female painter and friend of the artist Anna De Weert.
(Informally noted by Prof. Dr. Marjan Sterckx)
Marjan STERCKX, Yvonne Serruys (1873-1953): Belgische beeldhouwster in Parijs (Menen : Stadsmuseum 't Schippershof), 2003, p. 122 (cf. larger version).