6 November 2013
Roger De La Fresnaye (1885-1925)
Torse de femme
signed and numbered 'R DE LA FRESNAYE 2/6' (on the back of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis Rudier. Fondeur. Paris.' (on the right side of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 16¼ in. (41.5 cm.)
Conceived circa 1910; this bronze version cast by 1950
Galerie Maeght, Paris.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the above, December 1950).
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, November 1958.
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