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An Eye for Impressionism: Property from an Important American Estate

Jacques Lipchitz

Marin à la guitare

Auction Closed

May 16, 12:52 AM GMT


1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD

Lot Details


An Eye for Impressionism: Property from an Important American Estate

Jacques Lipchitz

1891 – 1973

Marin à la guitare

inscribed with the signature, stamped with the artist's thumbprint, numbered 3/7 and stamped with the foundry mark Modern Art Foundry


height: 34 ¼ in.

87 cm.

Conceived in 1917 and cast in the artist's lifetime.

Marlborough Gallery, New York

Private Collection, United States (acquired from the above in 1971)

Private Collection, Maryland (acquired by descent from the above)

Sotheby’s, New York, 7 November 2006, lot 20 (consigned by the above)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner 

Maurice Raynal, Jacques Lipchitz, Paris, 1920, n.n., illustration of the stone carving 

Maurice Raynal, Jacques Lipchitz, Paris, 1947, n.n., illustration of the stone carving

Exh. Cat., Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum and Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Jacques Lipchitz, 1958, no. 21, n.p., illustration of another cast (dated 1917-18)

Exh. Cat., New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Lipchitz: The Cubist Period, 1913-1930, 1968, no. 27, n.p., illustration of another cast 

Exh. Cat., University of Wisconsin, Madison and Milwaukee Art History Gallery, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, 1969, no. 6, n.p., illustration of another cast

Exh. Cat., Berlin, Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen and Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt Duisburg, The Sculptures of Jacques Lipchitz, 1970-71, no. 16, p. 53, illustration of another cast 

Exh. Cat., New York, Marlborough Gallery, Masters of the 20th Century, 1971, no. 30, pp. 62-63, illustrated

Jacques Lipchitz and H.H. Arnason, My Life in Sculpture, New York, 1972, no. 35, pp. xii, 47, illustration of another cast and pp. 49-50 (dated 1917-1918)

A.M. Hammacher, Jacques Lipchitz: His Sculpture, New York, 1975, pl. 25, illustration of another cast, p. 34 and p. 172 (dated 1917-18)

A.M. Hammacher, Jacques Lipchitz, New York, 1975, p. 6, pl. 76, illustration of another cast

Alan G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. I, New York, 1996, no. 67, p. 48, illustration of another cast

Christopher Green, Picasso: Architecture and Vertigo, New Haven, 2005, fig. 87, p. 166, illustration of another cast in Pavillon de l'Espirit Nouveau and pp. 168-69

Stephanie Barron and Pepe Karmel, Envisioning Modernism: The Janice and Henri Lazarof Collection, Los Angeles, 2012, pp. 122-23, illustration in color of another cast