ELIE NADELMAN | ACROBAT
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.
There are some minor surface accretions on the interior of the figure’s legs. There are traces of verdigris in the crevasses.
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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