Jacques LipchitzMusical Instruments, Bas Relief 1923

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Jacques Lipchitz (1891‑1973)
Musical Instruments, Bas Relief
Nature morte aux instruments de musique
Date 1923
Dimensionsobject: 158 x 203 x 25 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Not on display

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T03509 Musical Instruments, Bas Relief 1923

Plaster coated with shellac, the reverse painted 6 1/4 × 8 × 1 (158 × 203 × 25)
Not inscribed
Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Lit: Lipchitz 1972, p.73

During 1923 and 1924 Lipchitz made a number of small relief sculptures as studies for a commission from Dr Albert Barnes, who had asked him to make several relief carvings to go over lintels on the outside of his house and art gallery at Merion, Philadelphia, then being built. This, T03618 and T03526 are all versions of the same composition, not used at Merion but similar in subject to some of the reliefs:

T03509 is a plaster cast in about 1923 from a small scale preliminary study,

T03518 is a plaster cast in the 1960s when this small study was cast as a bronze, and has the addition of a display stand,

T03526 is a plaster cast in about 1923 from a larger development of this composition, and was itself used as a model for a bronze edition… (read more)

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