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1928 Louis Botinelly bronze dancer figure

Louis Botinelly (1883-1962)
Spanish Dancer.
1928. Referenced in the Laurent Noet Catalogue Raisonne.
Patinated bronze cast.
Excellent condition.
Signed in the bronze.
W 33,5cm H 35cm
Probably unique.

Louis Botinelly :
Sculptor. His atelier was located on the Rue Buffon in Marseille. He designed two public sculptures which can be seen at the bottom of either side of the main staircase of the Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles: one, called 'Colonies d'Asie,' represents colonial Asia and the other, called 'Colonies d'Afrique,' represents colonial Africa. They have been displayed there since the dedication of the Gare Saint-Charles in 1927. He designed a bust of Frédéric Mistral (1830-1914), which is displayed in the Parc Jourdan in Aix-en-Provence. Additionally, he designed the statues of Joan of Arc and of Jesus inside the Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul in Marseille. He also designed four statues of the Four Evangelists inside the Marseille Cathedral. Inside the Église Saint-Ferréol les Augustins is also displayed a sculpture of his representing Joan of Arc. He also competed in the art competitions at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

ref :
Luce Carbonnel, Louis Botinelly, 1883 - 1962 (Comité du Vieux-Marseille, 2001).
Laurent Noet, Louis Botinelly, sculpteur provençal: Catalogue raisonné (Editions Mare et Martin, 2006)