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Bronze head of young woman with bobbed hair parted down the middle and covering ears. On black marble pedestal.

Inscription

Stamped "Cire Perdue C. Valsuani".

Signed

on back C. Despiau

Provenance

1927, Brummer Gallery, New York [see note 1]; 1927, sold by Brummer to Sarah Choate (Mrs. Joshua Montgomery) Sears (b. 1858 - d. 1935), Boston; by descent to her daughter, Helen Sears (Mrs. J. D. Cameron) Bradley (b. 1899 - d. 1966), Boston; 1940, sold by Mrs. Bradley to the MFA for $500. (Accession Date: May 9, 1940) NOTES: [1] Despiau had his first one-man exhibition at the Brummer Gallery, New York (November 21 - December 31, 1927); this sculpture was no. 22 in the catalogue.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Copyright

© 2011 Charles Despiau / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

French, 20th century, 1926

Object Place

France

Dimensions

36.2 cm (14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

40.230

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture