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Female Torso (Ogunquit)

1925
10 1/4 x 8 5/8 x 4 1/8 in. (26 x 21.9 x 10.5 cm)

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

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Nickel-plated bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Friends of the Gallery
Accession Number: 1960.46
Location: Currently on view
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Lachaise's sculptures captured in permanent form elusive and complex ideals of female beauty. Here, the model's contrapposto stance, in which the weight is off center rather than upright and balanced, is lively and engaging. Additionally, areas of bronze color enliven the fragment's surface.

[Gallery label text, 2005]

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