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Head of a Woman

Artist:
Gaston Lachaise (American (born France) 1882–1935)
Date:
1918; cast 1923 or after
Medium:
Bronze, painted
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (26.7 x 19.1 x 23.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Carl D. Lobell, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.280.2
Not on view
Marking: Foundry mark (right edge of neck): ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y.
Roman Bronze Works, New York (until mid-1980s; sold in mid-1980s to Lobell); Carl D. Lobell, New York (mid-1980s–1998; his gift to MMA)

Hilton Kramer. The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise. New York, 1967, pls. 34 and 35 (not this cast).

Carolyn Kinder Carr and Margaret C. S. Christman. Gaston Lachaise, Portrait Sculpture. Exh. cat., National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., 1985, pp. 44–45 (not this cast).

Joan M. Marter in American 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, p. 670, no. 310, ill.



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