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. (beneath the mat).
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 catalog entry for this work.
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