- Object: 152 x 254 x 120 mm
- Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
T03503 Reclining Figure 1929
Terracotta 6 × 10 × 4 3/4 (152 × 254 × 120)
Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Lit: Arnason 1969, repr.36 (bronze); Lipchitz 1972, p.103
The pose of this figure resembles the ‘Reclining Nude with Guitar’ (see T00311), Lipchitz's major sculpture of 1928, but according to the sequence of his autobiography it follows this work. Another terracotta maquette, with a more naturalistic figure not punctured with holes, preceded it (Arnason 1969, repr.28 (bronze)).
The base is made of plaster. The foundry notes were written on a label tied onto the sculpture (“‘Bigger Reclining Woman”/7 off. make plate’, with an indication that three of the casts had been made.
[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]
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986