28 April 2004
BYRON BROWNE (1907-1961)
signed and dated 'Byron Browne 1954' (lower right)--signed and dated again and stamped with the artist's estate stamp (on the reverse)
tempera, crayon and ink on paper
20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm.)
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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This English figure of Christ — one of only two of its type known to have survived the 800-plus years since it was cast — was previously thought to have been made in France
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