24 June 2015
Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)
Torse de femme
signed 'O ZADKINE' (on the marble base)
ebony on a marble and wooden base
Height: 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) excluding base
Executed in 1953; this work is unique
Acquired directly from the artist in 1953; sale, Christie's, Amsterdam, 8 December 1988, lot 297.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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S. Lecombre, Ossip Zadkine, l'œuvre sculpté, Paris, 1994, no. 441, pp. 501 & 704 (illustrated p. 501).
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