ANTONIUCCI VOLTI (1915-1989)Les Parisiennes, 1962Bronze print with blue-black patinaSigned on the baseRosini foundry stamp and numbered 7/8 on the side of the baseHeight: 146 cmProvenance:Private collectionExhibition:Volti architect of the sensuality of Mediterranean women in Les Parisiennes, travelling exhibition in China, 8 August 2014 - 4 March 2015, no. 10, reproduced in the catalogue on page 43.Maintenon Castle, May to October 2016. This work is referenced in the catalogue of Volti's works in preparation.We would like to thank Mr Nicolas Antoniucci, Antoniucci Volti's successor in title, for having kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.Note:This work is part of a series of sculptures on this theme, Les Parisiennes, the first of which, about one metre high, was presented in 1958 in the Salon des Peintres de leur temps, whose theme was Les Parisiennes. This series of representations of Les Parisiennes by Volti culminated, in 1992, in the creation of a stone sculpture of this model, in Garges-lès-Gonesse, which unfortunately has now disappeared.The model we present for sale today is part of this series of Les Parisiennes and the font number corresponds to the numbering of the sculpture which was exhibited in five state museums in China, from 2014 to 2015. It was also chosen to serve as an illustration for one of the posters in these exhibitions.