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Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935)

'Equestrienne', A Polished Bronze Group

inscribed 'C. LACHAISE 1918' (sic) and 'LACHAISE ESTATE 1/3' and stamped 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS INC. N.Y.'
10½in. (26.7cm.) high
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gaston Lachaise 1882-1935: Sculpture and Drawings, New York, 1963, cat. no. 22
G. Norland, Gaston Lachaise: The Man and His Work, New York, 1974, pp. 127-128, fig. 64
The Art Gallery, California State College, Gaston Lachaise: Sculpture and Drawings, Exhibition Catalogue, San Bernardino, CA, October 13-November 24, 1980, cat. no. 6, p. 14, fig. 16

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Equestrienne was probably inspired by a female acrobatic rider Lachaise saw while attending the circus as a child. Lachaise depicted other circus performers in his series of acrobats and floating figures.

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