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LACHAISE, Gaston

Paris 1882 - New York City, New York, United States 1935

Torse féminin

Female Torso

1925-1928

nickel-plated bronze

torso

Dimensions (HxWxD): 10 14 x 8 58 x 4 18 in.

Acc. No.: 60.46

Credit Line: Gift of friends of the Gallery, 60.46

Photo credit: ph. courtesy Rochester Memorial Art Gallery

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Provenance

  • 1960, Gift of friends of the Gallery

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 21 April 2010
  • 1961 Handbook
    Rochester Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester Handbook. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 1961, ill. p. 115
  • 1988 Peters
    Susan Dodge Peters, ed. Memorial Art Gallery: An Introduction to the Collection. New York, New York : Memorial Art Gallery in association with Hudson Hills Press, 1988, p. 231

Exhibitions

  • 1964 Albany
    Selections from the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Albany, NY, The Albany Institute of History and Art, November 15 - December 20, 1964

Comment

  • Museum's website, 15 January 2016:
    Lachaise's sculptures captured in permanent form elusive and complex ideals of female beauty. Here, the model's contrapposto stance, in which the weight is off center rather than upright and balanced, is lively and engaging. Additionally, areas of bronze color enliven the fragment's surface.
    [Gallery label text, 2005]