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Standing Woman

1928
65 in. (165.1 cm)

Gaston Lachaise
American (Paris, France, 1882 - 1935, New York, New York)

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Peter Iselin and his sister, Mrs. Emilie I. Wiggin
Accession Number: 1973.75
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Location: Not currently on view

"Standing Woman" was commissioned for the New York City apartment of Mr. and Mrs. O'Donnell Iselin, cousins of James Sibley Watson, Jr., one of Lachaise's most important patrons. Lachaise designed the sculpture knowing that the work was to be the centerpiece of a formal library, and would be placed on the mantel above the fireplace. He wrote that he "composed the figure in a spirit of tranquil elevation, harmonious to the purpose of the room."

Lachaise's most distinguished subjects are life sized draped female figures. The Memorial Art Gallery is fortunate to own two examples, the bronze Standing Woman and the stone Fountain Figure, both on view in the Vanden Brul Sculpture Pavilion.

[Gallery label text, 2005]

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Artist's signature, base: G Lachaise © 1928


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Standing Woman was commissioned for the New York City apartment of Mr. and Mrs. O'Donnell Iselin, cousins of James Sibley Watson, Jr., one of Lachaise's most important patrons. Lachaise designed the sculpture knowing that the work was to be the centerpiece of a formal library, and would be placed on the mantel above the fireplace. He wrote that he "composed the figure in a spirit of tranquil elevation, harmonious to the purpose of the room."

Lachaise's most distinguished subjects are life sized draped female figures. The Memorial Art Gallery is fortunate to own two examples, the bronze "Standing Woman" and the stone "Fountain Figure", both on view in the Vanden Brul Pavilion.

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