Dmitri Tsapline Bird 1934

Artwork details

Dmitri Tsapline 1890–1967
Date 1934
Medium Marble
Dimensions Object: 514 x 114 x 305 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1935
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Dimitri Tsapline 1890-1967

N04793 Bird 1934

Inscribed 'D. TSAPLINE' l. side
Marble, 20 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 12 (51.5 x 11.5 x 30.5)
Purchased from the artist through the Beaux Arts Gallery (Lewis Publications 'A' Fund) 1935
Exh: Sculpture by Dimitri Tsapline, Beaux Arts Gallery, London, March-April 1935 (7)

The artist's widow, Mme T. Soukhomline, writes (letter of 4 May 1969) that Tsapline made this sculpture on Majorca in the summer of 1934 in local Majorcan marble, while they were living in Puerto de Pollensa, at that time a peaceful little fishing village, far from the usual tourist route. It was there that he made his best-known series of animals and fishes.

This bird appears to be based more or less on a vulture.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.732, reproduced p.732

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