Draped Figure, or Meditation, 1965
Bronze proof, n°8/8
Lost wax casting Jean-Marc Bodin
Signed " CH. AUFFRET".
43 x 10.5 x 8 cm
The Draped Figure is the sketch for the Virgin placed in the church of Rochefort-en-Yvelines. Commissioned to Charles Auffret by the parish, the statue of the Virgin, made of wood in a larger-than-life size, is still housed in the church today.
From the moment of its creation, Charles Auffret gave the sketch of the Virgin a life independent of that of the finished work. Named Figure drapée or Meditation, it was produced in bronze and presented in the artist's exhibitions: Stockholm, 1970; Blois, 1979; Paris, 1986; Brest, 1995.
- François Roussier (pref.), Charles Auffret (1929- 2001), Sculptures-dessins, cat.exp., Voiron, Musée Mainssieux (30 March-8 September 2002), Paris, 2002, repr.
- Charles Auffret, Rome, villa Médicis (9 May - 15 July 2007), Paris, Somogy éditions d'art, 2007, repr. p.38.
- Charles Auffret (1929-2001), Sculptures-dessins, Musée Mainssieux, Voiron, 30 March - 8 September 2002.
- Charles Auffret, Rome, Villa Medici, 9 May-15 June 2007, p.38, repr.