For a Sotheby's London 'European Sculpture & Works of Art' catalogue entry, we are researching details on the sculptor LOUIS-EDMOND LAFORESTERIE, born Port-au-Prince. Our sale on April 27th, 2001 will include a larger-than-life size white marble figure of a bacchante.However, we cannot find out any further information on him.
It would appear that he designed a Haitian Gourde in 1882, struck by the Paris Mint. We have also found out that the Ministere haitien des Finances was called Charles Laforesterie at around this time.Could Louis-Edmond have been his brother or son? We would be interested to hear from anyone who can shed more light on the Laforesterie family and perhaps provide details of his birth and death dates.
Simon Stock Sotheby's London U.K. +44 20 7293 5716