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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Jacques Lipchitz
JACOB AND THE ANGEL
Estimation
150 000200 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
267

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Jacques Lipchitz
JACOB AND THE ANGEL
Estimation
150 000200 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Jacques Lipchitz
1891 - 1973
JACOB AND THE ANGEL
Inscribed JLipchitz, numbered 4/7 and with the artist's thumbprint
Bronze
Height: 35 5/8 in.
90 cm
Conceived in 1932 and cast in an edition of 7.
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The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Pierre Levai.

Provenance

Private Collection, New Jersey (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 4, 2006, lot 361)
Acquired at the above sale

Bibliographie

Alan G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonné, the Paris Years, 1910-1940, vol. 1, New York, 1996, no. 269, illustrations of other casts pp. 93 & 202

Description

Iterations of the nocturnal scene from the book of Genesis, in which Jacob wrestles an angel on his way to Canaan, has been a commonly represented allegory in the history of art. In the present work, Lipchitz modernizes previous interpretations by the likes of Eugène Delacroix and Gustave Moreau (see fig. 1). 

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