7 May 2008
Property from a North American Private Collector
Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)
Rape of Europa
signed and marked with the artist's thumbprint 'J Lipchitz' (on the back right leg); stamped with foundry mark 'C VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the back left leg)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 14 in. (35.6 cm.)
Length: 20¾ in. (52.7 cm.)
Conceived in 1938
Estate of the artist.
Dr. Zeltzer, Montreal.
Theo Waddington Fine Art, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, March 2000.
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A.M. Hammacher, Jacques Lipchitz: His Sculpture, New York, 1960, p. 171, no. LX (another cast illustrated, p. 60 and pl. 60).
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