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    Sale 2003

    Important American Paintings, Drawings And Sculpture

    21 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    William Zorach (1887-1968)

    'Undaunted'

    Price Realised  

    William Zorach (1887-1968)
    'Undaunted'
    inscribed 'Zorach/1963' and '4/6' (on the base)
    bronze with polished patina
    21 in. (53.3 cm.) high on a wood base 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high


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    According to Jonathan Zorach, the artist's son, the original 'Undaunted,' also referred to as Torso, was made from white Carrera marble. Six models of 'Undaunted' were cast in bronze. The third cast is currently in the collection of the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

    Provenance

    Bernard Danenberg Galleries, New York.
    The Williams Collection, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
    Christie's, New York, 4 March 2003, lot 82.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Literature

    "Undaunted," New York World Journal, January 13, 1967, another example illustrated.
    The Downtown Gallery Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Estate of William Zorach, List of Sculpture at The Downtown Gallery on October 4, 1967, another example illustrated.
    "Art and Antiques Meld in Manhattan," Architectural Digest, no. 3, November-December 1971, p. 90, another example illustrated.
    R.K. Tarbell, Catalogue Raisonné of William Zorach's Carved Sculpture, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Delaware, 1976, pp. 458-59, no. 114, another example illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, Partners of Modernism: The Art of Marguerite and William Zorch, April 11-May 25, 2007.