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Jules Léon Butensky (b. 1871)

Lot 152: f,w - JULES LEON BUTENSKY AMERICAN, 1871-1947


November 16, 2006
London, United Kingdom

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measurements note
67.5cm., 26½in.

signed and dated: J Butensky © 1915, inscribed "CELLINI" BRONZE WORKS N-Y- and THEY ARE GONE WITHOUT STRENGTH BEFORE THE PURSUER and EXILE in hebrew

bronze, dark brown patina


Butensky was of Russian-Jewish origin who studied under Caspar Von Zumbusch in Vienna, 1892-93, and afterwards with Mercie and Boucher in Paris. He emigrated to the US and his Universal Peace is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art while another cast of the present Exile is in the White House. See Optiz, pp.55-6.

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19th & 20th Century European Sculpture

November 16, 2006, 12:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom