Bronze head of young woman with bobbed hair parted down the middle and covering ears. On black marble pedestal.
Stamped "Cire Perdue C. Valsuani".
on back C. Despiau
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:  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.
Frederick Brown Fund
© 2011 Charles Despiau / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.