15th Jun, 2022 10:00

The Summer Auction

Lot 200

After Eduard Drouot, 'La Nuit' and 'L'Aube', a pair of large bronze figures

After Eduard Drouot (1859-1945), 'La Nuit' and 'L'Aube', a pair of large bronze allegorical figures
'La Nuit' (night) modelled as a maiden in scant robes floating within a crescent moon above a star-scattered domed base, 90cm high, 'L'Aube' (daybreak) modelled as a maiden in flowing diaphanous robes with her arms raised, standing atop a globe encircled by waves, 109cm high, each set on a square base with title plaque and signed 'Drouot'. (2)


Footnote: For an identical example of 'La Nuit' see Sotherby's Woollahra, Sydney, rooms, 29 August 2006, lot 307. 'L'Aube' has also been titled 'La Desse de la Terre', Goddess of the Earth, and an example can be found at Conan's Lyon rooms, 15 November 2014, lot 63.

Sold for £4,200

Condition Report
Both in generally good condition.  Patina is broadly very dark brown with patches of chocolate brown.  No damage or repairs.  Minor cosmetic marks.  Very fine lines around right arm casting join.


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