DONALD DE LUE (1897-1988)
DONALD DE LUE (1897-1988)
DONALD DE LUE (1897-1988)
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Property from a Private Collection, Laguna Niguel, California
DONALD DE LUE (1897-1988)

Lafayette

Details
DONALD DE LUE (1897-1988)
Lafayette
inscribed 'DeLUE/SC 1938' with Tallix foundry mark (on the base)—inscribed '© 1986 2/12' (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
22 in. (55.9 cm.) high on a 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) marble base
Modeled in 1938; cast in 1986.
Provenance
Private collection.
Sotheby's, New York, 22 June 2007, lot 268, sold by the above.
Delphine and Reed Krakoff, New York, acquired from the above.
Sotheby's, New York, 23 May 2018, lot 181, sold by the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Literature
D.R. Howlett, The Sculpture of Donald de Lue: Gods, Prophets and Heroes, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990, p. 34, another example referenced.

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Lot Essay

The present cast is numbered 2 out of an edition of 12 the artist produced with the Tallix Foundry of Beacon, New York in 1986. Modeled in 1938, Lafayette was the first of the artist's many historic American hero subjects.

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