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This bronze version of Camille Claudel’s L’Abandon, a cast by the Eugene Blot foundry, sold for €950,000 (£863,635) in the November 27 sale at Artcurial in Paris. Copyright: Artcurial.

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All bar one lot sold, to realise just shy of €3.6m including premium.

The highest price, €950,000 (£863,635), was paid for a large, 2ft (62cm), signed bronze version of L’Abandon, a cast by the Eugene Blot foundry made between 1905-22 of a model from c.1886. It was secured by an international collector.

An auction record emerged for a terracotta by Claudel when the unsigned and undated 8½in (21.5cm) second version of a study for Sakountala shown above, dated to c.1886, reached €370,000 (£336,365) – at which point it was pre-empted by the Musée D’Orsay.

In total, 12 lots, over half the sale, were pre-empted by French museums. These included two by the D’Orsay and four by the Musée Camille Claudel in Nogent-sur-Seine.