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LIPCHITZ, Ossip/Jacques

Druskieniki, Lithuania 1891 - Capri, Italy 1973

Le Retour du fils prodigue

Return of the Prodigal Son

1931

bronze, ed. 7

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): 42 x 37 x 44 in.

Acc. No.: F74-32

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. R. C. Kemper Sr., through the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust

Photo credit: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City


Provenance

  • 1974, Gift of Mrs. R. C. Kemper Sr., through the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 26 April 2010

Comment

  • Museum's website, 26 April 2010:
    Jacques Lipchitz’s Return of the Prodigal Son retains a disciplined angularity derived from his early investigation of Cubism. It dates, however, from a later phase in his career, when he was occupied with organic forms and themes related to the human condition. Return of the Prodigal Son was Lipchitz’s first interpretation of a biblical subject.