10 September 2008
Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)
signed with initials 'OZ' (on the top of the base); numbered '4/6 XI' (on the right side of the base)
bronze with green and black patina
Height: 11½ in. (29.2 cm.)
Conceived in 1943
Greer Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1980.
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S. Lecombre, Ossip Zadkine, L'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1994, p. 386 no. 352 (another cast illustrated).
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