Catalogue entry

T03527 Variation on the Theme of Hagar 1948

Plaster, coated with shellac 6 × 9 × 4 (152 × 228 × 102)
Inscribed ‘2 off’ in black paint under base, and with illegible letters
Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Lit: Lipchitz 1972, pp.183–4

See entry on T03519. This study is closer than is T03519 to the 23 ins. bronze of this subject which was exhibited in 1951 (Jacques Lipchitz, Buccholz Gallery, New York, May 1951, 22, repr.). This bronze also included the figure of the baby Ishmael, being suckled at his mother's left breast.

The plaster was cast in 1948, and a bronze cast from it was probably also included in the 1951 exhibition (21, ‘Studies for Agar. 1948. Bronze, H. 6 1/4–9 3/4). The base is a separate piece, but was probably made at the same time as the figure. The present title was not used at the time it was 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]


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