Germaine Richier (1904-1959)
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Germaine Richier (1904-1959)

Le crapaud

Germaine Richier (1904-1959)
Le crapaud
signed, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'C. Valsuani 7/8 G. Richier' (on the proper left foot)
bronze with dark brown patina
8 x 12½ x 7¾ in. (20.3 x 31.7 x 19.7 cm.)
Conceived in 1940, this work is number seven from an edition of eight plus four HC
Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London.
Acquired from the above by Leo Bakalar, Boston in 1966, and then by descent.
M. Gasser, 'Germaine Richier' in Werk, no. 3, Winterthur March 1946, pp. 69-77 (the plaster cast illustrated).
Paris Post War: Art and Existentialism 1945-1955, exh. cat., London, Tate Gallery, 1993, p. 161 (another cast from the edition illustrated, p. 162).
Germaine Richier, Rétrospective, exh. cat., Saint Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght, 1996, p. 34 (another cast from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 35).
Germaine Richier, exh. cat., Berlin, Akademie der Künste, 1997, no. 11 (another cast from the edition illustrated, p. 76).
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