7 May 2008
Joseph Csaky (1888-1971)
La mère à l'enfant
signed, numbered, and stamped with foundry mark 'CSAKY 3/8 AC Blanchet Fondeur' (on the front of the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1926; this bronze version cast in 1985
Galerie Vallois, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1985.
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F. Marcilhac, Jospeh Csaky: Du cubisme historique à la figuration réaliste, Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Paris, 2007, p. 339, no. FM.106/c (another cast illustrated).
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