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This version of the French sculptor Alfred Boucher’s bronze Au But Les Coureurs from c.1900 is estimated at $3000-5000 in the Crescent City Auction Gallery auction from November 17-19.

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Among the sculptural highlights will be a version of the French sculptor Alfred Boucher’s bronze Au But Les Coureurs from c.1900 showing three athletes straining for the winning position in a race.

The 13¼in (34cm) high patinated group on a rouge marble base is signed and has a mark for the Siot Decauville Foundry in Paris.

This is one of the best-known models by a sculptor who was a contemporary of Rodin and Camille Claudel. It carries an estimate of $3000-5000.

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