Focillon-Baltrusaitis: A Family History of Art

La Gazette Drouot
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Not only teacher and pupil but also father-in-law and son-in-law, the two academics Henri Focillon and Jurgis Baltrusaitis were leading figures in the history of art. Their collections simultaneously reflect a body of work, highly personal tastes and a family history. Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Deux bacchantes s'enlaçant ou La Faunesse et la Nature ou La Nature (Two Bacchantes Embracing or The Female Faun and Nature or Nature), model created around 1894, plaster signed and dedicated "To Focillon," h. 16 cm/6.3 in.Estimate: €30,000/50,000 As the family is the initial learning environment, the Focillon-Baltrusaitis Collection provide an extremely important view of art history. Assembled over

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