Édouard-Marcel Sandoz Bronze Condor Sculpture
This bronze figure of a condor was designed and cast circa 1911-1912 by the Swiss-French animalier sculptor Édouard Marcel Sandoz. Formed of richly patinated bronze, the condor is refined to its essential planes and forms. With its shining dark surfaces, this streamlined and compelling work anticipates the powerful stylization of the Art Deco and Art Moderne.
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Item #: B-20429
Artist: Édouard Marcel Sandoz
Dimensions: 15" high x 9" wide x 24" deep
Signed: Ed. M. Sandoz with Paris Foundry Mark
Literature: Mobilier et Décoration, April 1927, p. 121; Alastair Duncan, ed., The Encyclopedia of Art Deco, New York, 1988, p. 156 (for the model in granite); Félix Marcilhac, Sandoz, Sculpteur, Figuriste et Animalier, 1881-1971: Catalogue Raisonné de l'Œuvre Sculpté, Paris, 1993, p. 402, cat. no. 840
Exhibited: Les Animaliers, Galerie Edgar Brandt, Paris, 1927; American Birds, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, October-December 1945; Art Deco, Finch College Museum of Art, New York, 1971; Art Deco, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, July-September 1971; Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1972-1978
Note: This majestic sculpture was designed to be realized in different media, and examples are known in bronze, plaster and black marble.