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Torso

Artist:
Gaston Lachaise (American (born France) 1882–1935)
Date:
1928; cast after 1928
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 5in. (23.5 x 18.4 x 12.7cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Carl D. Lobell, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.280.1
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower edge of figure's right leg): G LACHAISE
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)

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

Hilton Kramer. The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise. New York, 1967, pl. 37 (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. 686, no. 322, ill.

Julia Day et al. Gaston Lachaise: Characteristics of His Bronze Sculpture. Cambridge, Mass., 2012, pp. vii, 25, 64, figs. 22a, 22b (color, overall and detail), call it "Torso (seated)".

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