Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago
1885 - 1954
Inscribed with the artist's monogram, numbered 0/6 and stamped with the foundry mark C. Valsuani cire perdue
Height: 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Conceived in 1931 and cast by the Valsuani Foundry, Paris.
This work is in very good condition. Dark brown patina. Some dust in the deeper crevices. There are a couple of pindot spots of discoloration to the patina at the backside of the ribbon extending from the figure's left hand. Otherwise fine.
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Werner Hofmann, The Sculpture of Henri Laurens, New York, 1970, illustration of another cast p. 131
Henri Laurens, Exposition de la donation aux Musées Nationaux (exhibition catalogue), Grand Palais, Paris, 1967, no. 22, illustration of another cast n.p.
Sculpture and Drawings by Henri Laurens 1885-1954 (exhibition catalogue), Hayward Gallery, London & Ulster Museum, Belfast, 1971, illustration of another cast p. 47
Sandor Kuthy, Henri Laurens 1885-1954, Bern & Fribourg, 1985, no. 50, illustration of the terracotta version p. 120
Tête-à-Tête, Léger, Laurens (exhibition catalogue), Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, 2012, no. 58, illustration of another cast in color p. 131