Elie Nadelman (American, 1885-1946)
Head of a Girl
Carved and stained wood, height 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm), on a polished stone plinth.
Condition: Abrasions in the hair near the left cheek, naturally occurring surface cracks.
Provenance: From the artist's estate to Lincoln Kirstein; to Michael Hall; to the current owner in 2006.
N.B. A copy of a 2006 letter from Michael Hall, New York, authenticating the provenance of this sculpture (as well as others purchased by the current owner at the same time) accompanies the lot. Mr. Hall declares that he bought the works between the 1970s and 1996 from Lincoln Kirstein, who was the executor of Elie Nadelman's estate. Kirstein had acquired them directly from the artist's widow, Viola Nadelman.
There are additional small abrasions just under the chin. The sculpture is not permanently attached to the plinth.
The plinth measures 4 x 5 x 5 in.
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