French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
artist © : public domain

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

Maker: Rudier, Georges

Athlète (Torse de jeune homme)
The Athlete (Torso of a Young Man)

1910
bronze

statuette
21 3/4 x 13 3/8 x 15 13/16
outside of proper left leg: (underlined) Duchamp Villon / 4/8
outside of proper right leg: .Georges Rudier. / .Fondeur.Paris.
inside of proper right leg: Louis Carre. Editeur.

Acc. No. : 1971.66.12
Credit Line : Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art

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Provenance

  • Jacques Villon
  • 1963, Galerie Louis Carré, Paris
  • New York, M. Knoedler & Co.
  • 1967, Purchased by Mr. (d. 1970) and Mrs. Lester Francis Avnet, Great Neck, Long Island, New York
  • his estate
  • 1971, 19 October, Purchased by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 2nd August 2011
  • 1994 NGA Washington
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 79, repr.

Exhibition

  • 1974 Washington
    Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, n. IX, repr.
  • 1981-1982 Washington
    Rodin Rediscovered, Washington, D.C., NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, organized by Albert E. Elsen, Kirk Varnedoe, and Ruth Butler, 28 June, 1981-May 2, 1982, no. 353