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19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
1888 - 1956
AMERICAN
OF THE ESSENCE, 1926
plaster and wood
126cm., 49 5/8 in.
stools: 94.5cm., 37 1/4 in., and 97.5cm. 38 3/8 in. 
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Catalogue Note

This elegant ideal male nude is reminiscent of a kouros, specifically, in its hint of movement, the celebrated 5th-century Kritios Boy in the Acropolis Museum, Athens. The original Burgundy stone version of the present model, executed en taille directe, led to Howard being awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of the Architectural League of New York in 1955. A stone reduction was exhibited in the 2012 exhibition Youth and Beauty : Art of the American Twenties held at the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Arts. A bronze edition of the reduction exists with two casts executed.

19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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London