A LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY CAST IRON FIGURE OF MEPHISTOPHELES AFTER THE MODEL BY JACQUES LOUIS GAUTIER (FRENCH, B. 1831), POSSIBLY RUSSIAN
the standing figure raised on a rocky base, signed ‘Gautier’,
A further cast iron sculpture of this figure was sold at Sotheby’s New York, 8 January 1998, lot 459, sold $3750.
Other cast iron examples have appeared at auction with Cyrillic inscriptions.