4 November 2004
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)
Le retour de la fille prodigue
signed and numbered 'Zadkine 4/7' (on the top of the base) and inscribed with foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the back of the base)
Height: 29½ in. (75 cm.)
Conceived in 1953; this bronze version cast in 1965
Frank Stark, Los Angeles (acquired from the artist by his family, 1965); sale, Christie's, New York, 15 May 1997, lot 403.
Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner.
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I. Jianou, Zadkine, Paris, 1964, p. 106.
S. Lecombre, Ossip Zadkine, L'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1994, p. 503, no. 443 (another cast illustrated).
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