09-09-2011 09-10-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00 PMCalender

Gaston Lachaise (French/American, 1882-1935) Seated Nude with Leg Raised

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM


Gaston Lachaise (French/American, 1882-1935)

Seated Nude with Leg Raised, c. 1934
Signed "G Lachaise" in ink l.r., inscribed "No. 4" in pencil l.r.
Graphite and ink on paper, sheet size 24 1/8 x 19 in. (61.0 x 48.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Cloth tape hinged to backing mat, old glue residue along top edge, mat burn, subtle toning.

N.B. This large drawing of a playful, voluptuous nude was inspired by Isabel Dutaud Nagle (1872-1957), Lachaise's wife and muse, who informed his concept of "Woman"--a symbol of the life force. It exhibits the energetic draftsmanship of the artist's later graphic works.

We are grateful to Virginia Budny for her assistance in preparing the catalogue entry for this work.

Estimate $1,500-2,500

Mat burn, subtle handing creases, no additional condition issues to report.


Gaston Lachaise, Isabel Dutaud Nagle, muse, Virginia Budny