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Elie Nadelman (1885-1946)

'Gymnast', A Bronze Figure

16 1/8in. (41cm.) high, including marble base, natural patina
Purchased from the artist's widow.
L. Kirstein, Elie Nadelman, New York, 1973, p. 304

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Gymnast was conceived in 1934 and according to Kirstein, "This miniature full-length portrait was refuse by the parents of the model, after two versions in plaster were made. The original cast, mounted on a green marble base, is in the Nadelman Estate. Subsequently some four copies of the first version were cast in bronze. The refused original [the present bronze] is in the collection of Martin Liefer, New York City."

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