Jacques Lipchitz

Musical Instruments, Relief on a Stand

1923, cast 1960s

Original title
Nature morte aux instruments de musique
Object: 248 x 203 x 57 mm
Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982

Catalogue entry

T03518 Musical Instruments, Relief on a Stand 1923

Plaster 9 3/4 × 8 × 2 1/4 (248 × 203 × 57)
Not inscribed
Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Lit: Arnason 1969, repr.13 (bronze); Lipchitz 1972, p.73

See entry on T03509. This plaster was cast in the 1960s at the time that the bronze reproduced by Arnason was cast, although the stand differs. The surface markings are identical to those of T03509, and were evidently moulded from it. There are a number of faults in the casting from air bubbles, notably in the centre of the guitar's sound hole.

[For T03397 and T03479 to T03534 the foundry inscriptions, and reproductions of casts in other materials in the books listed below, are recorded. Abbreviations used:

Arnason 1969 H.H. Arnason, Jacques Lipchitz: Sketches in Bronze, 1969

Lipchitz 1972 Jacques Lipchitz, My Life in Sculpture, 1972

Stott 1975 Deborah A. Stott, Jacques Lipchitz and Cubism, 1975 (reprinted 1978)

Otterlo 1977 A.M. Hammacher, Lipchitz in Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, 1977

Centre Pompidou 1978 Nicole Barbier, Lipchitz: oeuvres de Jacques Lipchitz (1891–1973) dans les collections du Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1978

Arizona 1982 Jacques Lipchitz. Sketches and Models in the collection of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona. Introduction and catalogue by Peter Bermingham, 1982]

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986