Inv. n°: MMoCA117MA

Sapho (Sappho)

Signed with the monogram and dated 'ANTOINE BOURDELLE SAPHO 1887-1924' (on the right side of the base); inscribed with the foundry mark and numbered 'Alexis.Rudier Fondeur. Paris IV' (on the back of the base).

h. 68.9 cm


Bronze with green and brown patina


  • Anonymous sale Christie's London, New York, 16th May 1990, lot 331
  • Acquired at Christie's London Impressionist and Modern, London, 3rd February 2010, lot 409


  • P. Descargues, Bourdelle, Paris, 1954, p. 54 (a larger version illustrated)
  • I. Jianou and M. Dufet, Bourdelle, Deuxième édition avec le catalogue des sculptures complété et numéroté, Paris, 1975, no. 59, p. 70
  • P. Cannon-Brookes, Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, London, 1983, p. 102
  • C. M. Lavriller and M. Dufet, Bourdelle et la critique de son temps, Paris, 1992, pp. 19 and 143 (a larger version illustrated; dated 1887-1925)


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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