French Sculpture Census

photo credit : David Heald / Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
artist © : public domain

DUCHAMP-VILLON, Raymond
Damville, Eure 1876 - Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes 1918

Maker: Susse

Le Grand cheval
Large Horse

1914, enlargement 1966
bronze

statue
59 1/2 x 57 x 34
side of base: R. Duchamp-Villon 1914 7/9 Louis Carre, Editeur Susse Fondeur, Paris

Acc. No. : 1980.A.06
Credit Line : Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas, Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center

www.nashersculpturecenter.org

Provenance

  • Artist
  • Villiers-sous-Grez, France, Madame Marcel Duchamp
  • 1974, London, Artemis Fine Arts, Ltd.
  • New York, Xavier Fourcade, Inc.
  • 1980, Dallas, Texas, Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection

Bibliography

  • 2003 Nash, Giménez and Brenson
    Steven A. Nash, Carmen Giménez, Michael Brenson, A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection, Dallas, The Nasher Foundation, 2003 (first published in 1997, expanded and republished in 2003 by The Nasher Foundation on the occasion of the inauguration in October 2003 of the Nasher Sculpture Center), p. 128-129, repr., 364

Exhibition

  • Museum's website
  • 1977 New York
    Twentieth Century Paintings and Sculpture: Matisse to de Kooning, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, 1977. Exhibition catalogue.
  • 1978 New York
    Large Scale, Small Scale Sculpture, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, 1978.
  • 1987-1989 Dallas/Washington/Madrid/Florence/Tel Aviv
    A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, April 5 - May 31, 1987; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1987 - January 3, 1988; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, April 4 - June 5, 1988; Forte Belvedere, Florence, Italy, July 8 - October 16, 1988; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, January 1 - March 31, 1989. Exhibition catalogue.
  • 1989 Dallas
    Dallas, Meyerson Symphony Center, September - November, 1989.
  • 1996-1997 San Francisco/New York
    A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, October 26, 1996 - January 12, 1997; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 6 - June 1, 1997. Exhibition catalogue.
  • 2003-2004 Dallas
    From Rodin to Calder: Masterworks of Modern Sculpture from the Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, October 20, 2003 - September 2004.
  • 2004-2005 Dallas
    Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, September 2004 - July 2005.
  • 2005-2006 Durham
    The Evolution of the Nasher Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, October 2005 - May 2006. Exhibition catalogue.
  • 2008-2009 Dallas
    In Pursuit of the Masters: Stories from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Dallas, Nasher Sculpture Center, September 20, 2008 – January 4, 2009. Exhibition pamphlet

Related Works

Museum's website:
At the time of the artist's death from typhoid fever in 1918, contracted while serving in World War I, he had begun to enlarge a model of the composition. His two brothers, the artists Marcel Duchamp and Jacques Villon, later carried out two successive enlargements and had them cast into bronze. This version is the largest.