Elie Nadelman (American (born Poland), Warsaw 1882–1946 Riverdale, New York)
28 1/4 x 9 x 13 1/2 in. (71.8 x 22.9 x 34.3 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Horwitz, 1975
Not on view
With its small head, elongated limbs, and fluid, streamlined volumes, this small sculpture exemplifies Nadelman's early presentation of the human figure. In 1910 he wrote, "I employ no other line than the curve, which possesses freshness and force. I compose these curves so as to bring them in accord or in opposition to one another."
Marking: Foundry mark (back of base): Colonelle Fondeur Paris
Mountainville, N. Y. Storm King Art Center. "20th Century Sculpture: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 18–October 31, 1984, unnum. brochure.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Human Figure in Transition, 1900–1945: American Sculpture from the Museum's Collection," April 15–September 28, 1997, extended to March 29, 1998, unnum. brochure.
New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Elie Nadelman: Sculptor of Modern Life," April 3–July 20, 2003, unnumbered cat. (fig. 57).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Small Bronzes," September 5, 2003–March 14, 2004, no catalogue.
Joan M. Marter inAmerican Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Thayer Tolles. Vol. 2, A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born between 1865 and 1885. New York and New Haven, 2001, pp. 691–92, no. 326, ill. (color).