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Jean Lambert-Rucki (French, 1888-1967) The Umbrella Man, c. 1950

Auction:
2560B
Lot:
633
Sold for:
$7,703$6,500

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

Description:

Jean Lambert-Rucki (French, 1888-1967)

The Umbrella Man, c. 1950
Unsigned.
Welded iron sculpture, height 41 in. (104.0 cm).
Condition: Wear to surface, minor surface abrasions.

Provenance: From the atelier of the artist to Parisian art dealer Marc Lamourie, to Private Collection, New York, to Skinner, Inc., Sale No. 2194/Lot 367, to current owner.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by a copy of a letter in French (with translation) from Thessa Thèolier, dated May 15, 2003, detailing the early provenance.

Born in Krakow, Lambert-Rucki moved to Paris in 1911 (and became a French citizen in 1932). Shortly after his arrival in Paris he began friendships with the artists of Montparnasse, including Modigliani and Kisling. In 1920 he met the influential dealer Léonce Rosenberg, who began offering his works together with those of Picasso and Leger, among others.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

There are rubs and surface abrasions, primarily along the rim of the umbrella. The uprights have subtle oxidation. There is minor dust and soiling to the interstices.

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