Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
1891 - 1973
MOTHER AND CHILD
incised with the artist's name, thumbprint and number 6/7 and stamped with the Modern Art foundry mark
55 by 36 by 37¾ in. 140 by 91.4 by 95.9 cm.
Executed in 1930, this work is number 6 from an edition of 7 cast by the Modern Art Foundry, New York.
The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Pierre Levai.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The variegated dark green patina is inherent to the artist’s chosen medium. As to be expected with a work of this construction, there is a light layer of dust and scattered spot accretions throughout the surface and in the crevices.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1973
Alan G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. I, London 1996, cat. no. 255, p. 200, illustrated
Cathy Pütz, Jacques Lipchitz: The First Cubist Sculptor, London 2002, cat. no. 42, p. 43, illustrated
Miriam Silver, "Best of Shows," The Press Democrat, October 2000, p. 16Q, illustrated
"Celebrating Modern Art," USA Today, November 2000, p. 43, illustrated
New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Lipchitz: The Cubist Period, 1913-1930, 1968, cat. no. 64, illustrated
San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 2000 - January 2001, cat. no. 167, p. 270, illustrated in color