9 November 2006
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
Small Reclining Torso (Female Torso)
signed, dated and numbered 'Archipenko 1910 1/8 F' (on the underside of the left leg)
bronze with green and brown patina
Height: 5½ in. (14 cm.) Length: 7 in. (17.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1910; this bronze version cast by the Estate of the artist
William H. Van Every, Jr., Charlotte, North Carolina; Estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 7 October 1987, lot 95.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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K.J. Michaelsen, Archipenko, A Study of the Early Works, 1908-1920, New York, 1977, p. 211, no. S116 (another cast illustrated; incorrectly dated circa 1920).
The Archipenko Foundation will include this work in their forthcoming catalogue raisonné of sculptures by Alexander Archipenko.
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