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    Sale 1995

    Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 360

    Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)

    Rape of Europa

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)
    Rape of Europa
    signed and marked with the artist's thumbprint 'J Lipchitz' (on the back right leg); stamped with foundry mark 'C VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the back left leg)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    Height: 14 in. (35.6 cm.)
    Length: 20¾ in. (52.7 cm.)
    Conceived in 1938


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    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Marlborough-Goddard, Montreal.
    Dr. Zeltzer, Montreal.
    Theo Waddington Fine Art, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, March 2000.


    Saleroom Notice

    Pierre Levai has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a North American Private Collector


    Literature

    A.M. Hammacher, Jacques Lipchitz: His Sculpture, New York, 1960, p. 171, no. LX (another cast illustrated, p. 60 and pl. 60).