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Auction Closed

June 26, 03:10 PM GMT


60,000 - 80,000 USD

Lot Details



1882 - 1946


bronze with brown patina

height: 14 ½ inches (36.8 cm) on a 3 inch (7.6 cm) marble base

Modeled circa 1920.

Please note the provenance has been updated online. This is believed to be a posthumous cast authorized by the artist's widow.

Family of the artist

Private collection, Bethesda, Maryland, circa 1950 (gift from the above)    

By descent to the present owner

Lincoln Kirstein, The Sculpture of Elie Nadelman, New York, 1948, p. 35, no. 40, another example illustrated

Hilton Kramer, “A Sculpture Show We Can ‘Cherish For a Lifetime,'” The New York Times, October 5, 1975, p. 125, another example illustrated

Avis Berman, Elie Nadelman: Classical Folk, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2001, pp. 52-53, pl. 35, another example illustrated

Barbara Haskell, Elie Nadelman: Sculptor of Modern Life, New York, 2003, pp. 115, 117, another example illustrated fig. 132, p. 114