Lot 187
  • 187

Constantin Brancusi

80,000 - 120,000 USD
206,500 USD
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  • Constantin Brancusi
  • L'Orgueil
  • Inscribed C. Brancusi and stamped with the foundry mark C. Valsuani Cire Perdue
  • Bronze
  • Height: 12 1/8 in.
  • 30.8 cm


Mrs. Percival Farquhar (acquired directly from the artist)
Mrs. George Farquhar, New York
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph F. Colin (aquired from the above in 1955 and sold: Christie's, New York, May 10, 1995, lot 15)
Private Collection, Switzerland


New York, Knoedler & Co., Inc., The Colin Collection, 1960, no. 119, illustrated in the catalogue
Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art; New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum & Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957, A Retrospective Exhibition, 1969-70, no. 30f, illustrated in the catalogue
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Brancusi, 1970, no. 2, illustrated in the catalogue


Cahiers d'Art, vol. 30, Paris, 1955, illustration of the plaster p. 165
Christian Zervos, Constantin Brancusi, Paris, 1957, illustration of the plaster p. 21
Ionel Jianou, Brancusi, Paris, 1961, illustration of another cast p. 90
Athena Tacha Spear, "A Contribution to Brancusi Chronology," The Art Bulletin, XLVIII, no. 1, March 1966, no. 11, listed p. 51
Nicolae Sandulescu, Brancusi, Bucharest, 1965, illustrations of another cast pls. 1 & 2
Mircea Deac, Constantin Brancusi, Bucharest, 1966, illustration of another cast p. 30
Barbu Brezianu, Opera lui Constantin Brancusi in Romania, Bucharest, 1974, no. 5, illustration of another cast p. 70
Sidney Geist, Brancusi, The Sculpture and Drawing, New York, 1975, no. 26b, illustration of this cast p. 40
Sidney Geist, Brancusi, A Study of the Sculpture, New York, 1983, no. 20, illustration of another cast p. 19
Sidney Geist, Délicatesse de Brancusi (exhibition catalogue), Paris, Galerie de France & Lugano, Galleria Pieter Coray, 1985, illustration of another cast p. 12
Radu Varia, Brancusi, New York, 1986, illustration of another cast p. 106
Pontus Hulten, Nastalia Dumitresco & Alexandre Istrati, Brancusi, Paris, 1986, no. 22, illustration of another cast 
Friedrich Teja Bach, Margit Rowell & Ann Temkin, Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957 (exhibition catalogue), Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art & Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1995, illustration of another cast p. 77
Friedrich Teja Bach, Constantin Brancusi, Metamorphosen Plasticher Form, Cologne, 2004, no. 40b, illustration of another cast and of the plaster p. 409
Oublier Rodin? La Sculpture à Paris, 1905-1914 (exhibition catalogue), Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 2009, illustration of another cast p. 136

Catalogue Note

The present work, cast sometime after 1905, was the first work cast in bronze by Brancusi. He created two casts, the other of which is in the collection of the Muzeul de Arta, Krakow.