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Nude Woman with Upraised Arms

Artist:
Gaston Lachaise (American (born France) 1882–1935)
Date:
ca. 1926
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
20 1/4 × 11 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (51.4 × 29.2 × 16.5 cm) Weight: 18 lb. (8.2 kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
1984.433.32
Not on view
Scofield Thayer, New York and Vienna (commissioned in 1923–d. 1982; on extended loan to the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., as part of the Dial Collection, 1936–82; his bequest to MMA)

Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial and the Dial Collection," April 30–September 8, 1959, no. 32 (as "Seated Woman, Arms Upraised").

Worcester Art Museum. "Selections from the Dial Collection," November 13–30, 1965, unnum. checklist (as "Seated Woman, Arms Upraised").

Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial Revisited," June 29–August 22, 1971, no catalogue.

Worcester Art Museum. "'The Dial': Arts and Letters in the 1920s," March 7–May 10, 1981, no. 65 (as "Seated Woman with Arms Raised").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selection Three," October 22, 1985–January 26, 1986, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "As They Were: 1900–1929," April 9–September 8, 1996, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Small Bronzes," September 5, 2003–March 14, 2004, no catalogue.

Louisa Dresser in The Dial and the Dial Collection. Exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum. Worcester, Mass., 1959, pp. 70, 94, no. 37, ill.

Nicholas Joost. "The Dial Collection: Tastes and Trends of the 'Twenties." Apollo 94 (December 1971), p. 492.

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. 680–82, no. 319, ill. (color).

Virginia Budny. "Gaston Lachaise's American Venus: The Genesis and Evolution of 'Elevation'." American Art Journal 34/35 (2003/ 2004), pp. 124, 141 n. 143, fig. 44, calls it "Seated Woman with Upraised Arms".



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