7 May 2008
PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST COLLECTION
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
Seated Female Nude
signed 'Archipenko' (on the top of the base)
Height: 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.)
Executed circa 1925; unique
Eva Metcalf, Washington D.C. (gift from the artist, 1925).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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