Anon. (acquired from the artist) sale; Christie's, New York, 16 November 1983, lot 436.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Pierre Levai has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
Please note the amended cataloguing for this lot:
Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)
Small Study for the Rape of Europa
signed with initials, numbered and marked with artist's thumbprint `J.L. 4/7' (on the top of the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 4 in. (12.1 cm.)
Conceived circa 1969-1970
A.G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonné, The American Years 1941-1973, London, 2000, vol. II, p. 103, no. 681 (another cast illustrated).