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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 451

    Ossip Zadkine (Russian/French, 1890-1967)

    Buste de jeune fille or Jeune fille aux mains repliées

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    Ossip Zadkine (Russian/French, 1890-1967)
    Buste de jeune fille or Jeune fille aux mains repliées
    signed and numbered '5/5 ZADKINE' (on the left side); stamped with the foundry mark 'R.K.G' (on the right side)
    polished bronze
    Height: 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1914-1917; this version cast at a later date in a numbered edition of five plus one artist's proof

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    Christoph Czwiklitzer, Baden-Baden.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.
    On loan to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, since 1995.

    Pre-Lot Text



    I. Jianou, Zadkine, Paris, 1979, no. 26 (another cast illustrated; dated '1913').
    S. Lecombre, Ossip Zadkine, L'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1994, no. 48b (another cast illustrated p. 85).
    U. Peters & A. Legde, Kulturgeschichtliche Spaziergänge im Germanischen Nationalmuseum, Moderne Zeiten, die Sammlung zum 20.Jahrhundert, vol. III, Nuremberg, 2000 (this cast illustrated p. 84).


    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 89 (illustrated p. 237); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
    Lisbon, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, Avant-Garde Dialogues, 2006, no. 234 (illustrated).