Jacques LipchitzHead of a Woman 1911-12

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Artist
Jacques Lipchitz (1891‑1973)
Title
Head of a Woman
Tête de fillette
Date 1911-12
MediumPlaster
Dimensionsobject: 158 x 63 x 54 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Reference
T03508
Not on display

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T03508 Head of a Woman 1911–12

Plaster, the head coated with shellac 6 1/4 × 2 1/2 × 2 1/8 (158 × 63 × 54)
Inscribed ‘491’ on back of head in black paint
Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Lit: Arnason 1969, repr. A (bronze); Lipchitz 1972, p.4 and repr.1 (bronze)

This very small head of a girl (without the support it is about 3 ins. high) is related to Lipchitz's ‘Woman with Gazelles’ which he exhibited in the Salon d'Automne in November 1913, where it became his first public success. It is the same scale as the head of the woman in this group, but although it is broken around the neck it is not a fragment of the original plaster for this figure as it differs in detail, particularly the position of the headband and the slope of the neck at the left… (read more)

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