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Inscription

on underside of sculpture: C. BRANCUSI 1927

Provenance

Purchased from the artist c. 1932 by Helena Rubinstein [1870-1965]; (her estate sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 20 April 1966, no. 13); purchased by (Stephen Hahn Gallery, New York) for Mr. and Mrs. Taft B. Schreiber, Beverly Hills; gift in 1989 of Mrs. Schreiber to the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1928
Possibly Salon des Tuileries, Palais des Bois, Paris, 1928, no. 390.
1956
Exposition Internationale de Sculpture Contemporaine, Musée Rodin, Paris, 1956, no. 44.
1957
Paris 09-29: Fastes et décors de la via parisienne de 1909 à 1929, Musée Galliéra, Paris, 1957, no. 42.
1959
Foire de Paris, Section "Prestige de l'art dans l'industrie," Paris, 1959.
1994
Brancusi: Photographs and Sculpture, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1994, no cat. entry (exhibition shown at 6 venues prior to Washington).
1995
Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1995, no. 92, repro.
1997
The Age of Modernism: Art in the Twentieth Century, Zeitgeist-Gesellschaft, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Hayward Gallery, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1997-1998, no. 154, repro. (shown only in Berlin).
Bibliography
1968
Huyghe, Rene. "L'Energie moteur de l'art du vingtième Siècle." Studies in the History of Art (1967-68):44-66.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 33, repro.