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‘Les Boxeurs’ by Marcel Bouraine, 1924
Marcel-Andre Bouraine (1886-1948) ‘Les Boxeurs’
A dynamic bronze sculpture of two sparring boxers, with a rich dark patina to the bronze, the two figures set on a bronze sôcle, bearing the sculptors signature and foundry mark, dated 1924.
Mounted on a black figured marble base.
Length: 18 inches (46 cm)
Height: 15 inches (38 cm)
Provenance: Exhibited at Concours d’Art des Jeux Olympiques de Paris, 1924.
Notes: Bouraine was born in Pontoise, near Paris in 1886, and studied under the great sculptor Jean-Alexandre Falguiere (1841-1900). Bouraine served in the French Army during World War I and was captured and interned in Switzerland until 1918. It was shortly afterwards that his unique talent began to shine. In 1922, he exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries, and the following year exhibited on the first of numerous occasions at the prestigious Salon d’Automne, going on to exhibit this powerful bronze at the Concours d’Art des Jeux Olympiques de Paris, in 1924.