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