height: 44 cm; 17? in.
Conceived in 1935 and cast in an edition of 5. This example cast in 1960 by Bisceglia.
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signed O. Zadkine, numbered 2/5 and stamped with the foundry mark Bisceglia cire perdue
The bronze is sound. Dark green patina. There is some minor wear to the most protruding elements, consistent with age and handling. There is some superficial dust in the crevices. This work is in overall very good condition.
Jeanine Warnod, ''Zadkine et la Musique'', in Le Journal Musical Français, September 27, 1963, another version illustrated p. 20 Ionel Jianou, Zadkine, Paris, 1964, p. 93 Marie-Claude Dane, Musée Zadkine Sculptures, Paris, 1982, no. 73, another version illustrated p. 71 Sylvain Lecombre, Ossip Zadkine, L'œuvre sculpté, Paris, 1994, no. 277-a, another version illustrated p. 315
Molton Gallery, London (acquired from the artist in 1961) Joseph Hirshhorn, Washington (acquired from the above in 1961) Sale: Christie's, New York, February 18, 1988, lot 183 Molton Gallery, London Galerie André Simoens, Knokke-le-Zoute Private collection, France (acquired from the above in 1992)