10 May 2000
Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)
Le messager or Le Donateur or Projet pour un monument
signed with initials and dated 'O.Z. 42' (on the top of the base); numbered and stamped with foundry mark '2/6' (on the side of the base)
bronze with green patina
Height: 23 in. (58.4 cm.)
Width: 10½ in. (26.7 cm.)
Depth: 8 in. (20.3 cm.)
Conceived in 1942 and cast at a later date
Alexander Kahan Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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S. Lecombre, Ossip Zadkine, L'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1994, p. 382, no. 345b (terracotta version illustrated).
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