4 November 2009
Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)
Prometheus Strangling the Vulture
signed and marked with artist's thumbprint 'JLipchitz' (on the back)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 20 5/8 in. (52.4 cm.)
Conceived in 1943; this bronze version cast by circa 1955
Acquired from the artist by the family of the present owner, circa 1955.
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A.G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonné, The American Years 1941-1973, New York, 2000, vol. II, p. 34, no. 380 (another cast illustrated).
Pierre Levai has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
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