18 May 2005
CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI (1876-1957)
Study of 'Danaide' of 1913, 1920s
gelatin silver print
blindstamp credit on mount; inscribed 'Roché Persona' in unknown hand in pencil, collector's 'Henri Pierre Roché' stamp on reverse of mount
9 x 6 7/8in. (22.9 x 17.4cm.)
With Galerie Zabriskie, New York, 1977;
Sotheby's, London, Fine Photographs from the Collection of Paul F. Walter, 10 May 2001, lot 210;
to the present owner.
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This print was originally in the collection of Henri-Pierre Roché, author of Jules et Jim. Roché was closely associated with several important avant-garde artists in Paris, including Duchamp and Brancusi.
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The final work in a series of paintings of a Georgian house in Cookham, commissioned by the man who later helped to found the Stanley Spencer Gallery
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