13 x 6 1/2 x 4 in. (33 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm)
(Paris, France, 1882 - 1935, New York, New York)
Medium and Support:
Gift of a Friend of the Gallery in memory of Hildegarde Lasell Watson
Location: Not currently on view
Isabel Dutaud Nagle was Lachaise's muse, his wife, and the model or at least the inspiration for many of his sculptures. He never ceased to appreciate and depict the physicality of her body - its strength and its ample proportions.
[Gallery label text, 2005]
Artist's signature, verso, at edge of robe: G. Lachaise ©
Foundry mark, verso, at edge of robe: A. Kunst Bronze Wks AS9
Artist; purchased by Mrs. C.W. Lasell, Whitinsville, MA by 1925; to her daughter, Hildegarde Lasell Watson, Rochester, NY; to her husband, Dr. James Sibley Watson, Jr., Rochester, NY; given to the Gallery in 1977
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Magnum Opus: The Story of the Memorial Art Gallery, 1913-1988.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 1988.
Article Author: Budny, Virginia.
Article Title: Gaston Lachaise's American Venus: The Genesis & Evolution of Elevation.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
The American Art Journal.
New York, NY: Kennedy Galleries, 2003-2004.
Volume Number: XXXIV / XXXV
Issue Date: 2003-04.
Page Number: 121, 140-141 ff.135,
Figure Number: 36, p. 106
Article Scope: Entry.
Susan Dodge Peters.
Selected Work From the Art Collection of Dr. James Sibley Watson, Jr..
Rochester, NY: Bevier Gallery, RIT, 1985.
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