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) Dancing Nude

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


Gaston Lachaise (French/American, 1882-1935)

Dancing Nude, c. 1930-32
Signed "G. Lachaise" in pencil l.c., inscribed "No. 3" in pencil l.r.
Graphite 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. Gaston Lachaise's large drawing of a commanding, goddess-like nude reflects the powerful ideal of Woman achieved in his best-known statue, Standing Woman, a work inspired by his wife, Isabel Dutaud Nagle (1872-1957), and modeled in 1928-30 (copyrighted 1932, cast in bronze circa 1933; Museum of Modern Art, New York).

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, B. Gaston Lachaise, No. 3, Isabel Dutaud Nagle, Virginia Budny