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Standing Nude

Artist:
Gaston Lachaise (American (born France) 1882–1935)
Date:
ca. 1915–17, cast ca. 1925–27
Medium:
Nickel-plated bronze
Dimensions:
12 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (30.8 x 13.3 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.223
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (back): © / G. LACHAISE
the artist (ca. 1927–28 to Georgia O'Keeffe, and/or in May 1929 as repayment of a loan to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (1929–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

Intimate Gallery, New York. "Gaston Lachaise Sculptures," March 7–April 3, 1927, brochure (as "Statuette"; one of several).

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "History of an American, Alfred Stieglitz: '291' and After, Selections from the Stieglitz Collection," July 1–November 1, 1944, no. 195 (dated 1919).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Gaston Lachaise (1882–1935): Sculpture and Drawings," December 3, 1963–January 19, 1964, no. 66.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Gaston Lachaise (1882–1935): Sculpture and Drawings," February 18–April 5, 1964, no. 66.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Fifty Centuries," November 14, 1970–June 1, 1971, not in catalogue.

Palm Springs Desert Museum. "Gaston Lachaise: 100th Anniversary Exhibition, Sculpture and Drawings," November 19–December 19, 1982, no. 34.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 107.

Albert TenEyck Gardner. American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1965, pp. 143–44, ill.

Gerald Nordland. Gaston Lachaise: The Man and His Work. New York, 1974, pp. 79, 82, fig. 20.

Douglas Berman. "Model and Muse: Sculptors' Wives." Sculpture Review 36, nos. 1-2 (1987), p. 19, ill.

Sam Hunter. Lachaise. New York, 1993, pp. 120-23, 243, ill.

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, pp. 684–85, no. 321, ill.

Virginia Budny. "Gaston Lachaise's American Venus: The Genesis and Evolution of 'Elevation'." American Art Journal 34/35 (2003/ 2004), pp. 140-41 n. 135.

Thayer Tolles in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 147-48, 265, no. 107, ill. (color).



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