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DESPIAU, Charles

Mont-de-Marsan, Landes 1874 - Paris 1946

Maker: Valsuani, C.

Madame Stone (L'Américaine)

Head of Mrs. Stone (L'Américaine)

1926-1927

bronze

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. with base: 20 34; H. without base: 14 34 in.

signed on back: C. Despiau
impressed on back: CIRE / C.VALSUANI / PERDUE
inscribed on back: 5/5

Acc. No.: 63.138.11

Credit Line: Bequest of Chester Dale, 1963

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, August 9, 2011

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1963, Gift of Chester Dale

Bibliography

  • 1927 Brummer
    "Sculpture by Despiau shown by Brummer", Art News, vol. XXVI, 1927 (November 19), p. 1
  • 1930 Deshairs
    Léon Deshairs, C. Despiau, Paris, 1930, pl. no. 38, 39, p. 82
  • 1932 Bern
    Catalogue of an exhibition of the works of Charles Despiau, Henri Matisse and Odilon Redon, Bern, Kunsthalle, 1932, no. 14

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  • Another version with hair parted on the left side of her head and pulled back with her ears exposed.
    5 numbered casts of each version.
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    - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    - Providence, Rhode Island School of Design