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François-Rupert Carabin "Nude Woman with Chair" Pewter Plaque


This pewter plaque of a nude woman with chair by Rupert Carabin is an enchanting study of the female form. The model holds a swathe of drapery aloft. It wraps around her form accentuating her torso. The model's state of partial undress increases the sensuality of the piece.


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Item #: S-20529
Artist: Rupert Carabin
Country: France
Circa: 1912
Dimensions: 8" width, 14" height, 1.25" depth
Materials:  Pewter, Wood 
Signed: ''R. Carabin'' 
Literature: Similar nude study found in the Thierry-Lannon & Associés catalog sale, Brest, 26 September 2018, lot 208

From 1895, Carabin photographed many of his nude models in his studio. Most were sex workers from the demimonde of Montmartre. Of these, some of Carabin's rare photographs were carefully adapted for sculptures. He was the most part interested in the medium as a tool for research in every aspect of the female nude.