William Zorach (American, 1887-1966)
Signed, dated, and numbered "Zorach 1951 5/6" on the base.
Bronze with a dark green patina, conceived in 1951 and cast in 1983, 44 x 20 x 40 in. (111.7 x 50.8 x 101.6 cm).
Condition: Dust and some oxidation to the interstices.
Provenance: Estate of the artist, to Zabriskie Gallery, New York, purchased by the current owner c. 1997.
N.B. The models for the sculpture were the artist's daughter-in-law Margaret Zorach and her baby son, Jonathan. Other casts of this sculpture may be found at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, the Columbus Museum, Ohio, and at the St. Regis Hotel in Singapore.
The sculpture weighs approximately 550 Ibs.
Marked with the foundry mark of Modern Art Foundry, New York, followed by the symbol of the Art Founders Guild of America, and the date of the cast "1983" all on the proper right side of the base.
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