French Sculpture Census

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LAURENS, Henri
Paris 1885 - Paris 1954

Femme accroupie
Crouching Woman

1931
wood

statuette
21 1/8 X 12 5/8 X 9 3/8, including artist's base: 2 3/4 X 12 5/8 X 9 3/8

Acc. No. : 66.2912
Credit Line : Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution

www.hirshhorn.si.edu

Provenance

  • [Mme. Henri Laurens]
  • Paris, Galerie Simon
  • [by 1938?], New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery
  • Pittsburgh, G. David Thompson
  • To 11 March 1966, New York, Harold Diamond
  • 11 March 1966-17 May 1966, New York, Joseph H. Hirshhorn
  • 1966, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 2009
  • 1932 Gueguen
    PIERRE GUEGUEN, "La conjunction de la realite sensuelle et l'abstraction dans l'oeuvre de Henri Laurens", Cahiers d'Art, 7/1-2, 1932, ill. p. 56
  • 1955 Giedion-Welcker
    CAROLA GIEDION-WELCKER, Contemporary Sculpture, an Evolution in Volume and Space, New York, Wittenborn, 1955, ill. p. 61
  • 1970 Hofmann
    WERNER HOFMANN, Henri Laurens: Das Plastische Werk, Stuttgart: Gerd Hatje, 1970, no. 127, ill. pp. 17-18

Exhibition

  • Museum's website, 2009
  • [1938-1939 New York
    Henri Laurens, New York, BRUMMER GALLERY, 7 November 1938-7 January 1939, no. 26, as Seated Nude, wood, loaned by Pierre Matisse.]
  • 1983 Washington
    Direct Carving in Modern Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection, Washington, DC., Smithsonian Institution, HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, 6 October-27 November 1983, checklist 24