Jacques Lipchitz

Study for Prometheus

1936, cast 1960s

Not on display

Jacques Lipchitz 1891–1973
Object: 190 × 228 × 890 mm
Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982

Catalogue entry

T03500 Study for Prometheus 1936

Painted plaster 7 1/2 × 9 × 3 1/2 (190 × 228 × 890)
Not inscribed
Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Lit: Arnason 1969, repr. 122 (bronze); Lipchitz 1972, pp.136–40 and repr. 122 (bronze)

See entry on T03497. The terracotta of this sculpture is in the collection of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris (Centre Pompidou 1978, 35, repr.). The Tate Gallery's plaster does not show marks of a cast having been taken from it, and is likely to date from the early 1960s.

[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

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