Constantin Brancusi

CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI (1876—1957)

 

Sleeping Muse II, 1909—1926 Polished bronze, Cast G166e

12 x 6 3/4 x 7 in. / 30.5 x 17.1 x 17.8 cm.

Inscribed under right ear: “Brancusi” (and indistinct signature)

 

Provenance:

Jacques Doucet Collection, Paris

Galerie Jardin des Arts, Paris (May 1974) Harold Diamond, New York

Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York Thyssen-­‐Bornemisza Collection, Lugano Kent Fine Art, New York

The Ablah Collection, Wichita

Private Collection, Germany

 

Note:

The second indistinct signature is a cast of the signature from the alabaster original.

 

Exhibited:

Constantin Brancusi, 18761957: A Retrospective Exhibition. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago, 1969

Brancusi. Haags Gemeentemuseum, 1970

C. Brancusi. Muzeul de Arta al Republicii Socialiste Romania, Petre Oprea, Buscharest, 1972

Constantin Brancusi: Klassiker der modernen Plastik. Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg, 1976

 

Literature:

Brezianu, Barbu. Brancusi in Romania . București : Editura Academiei Republicii Socialist România, 1976.

De Micheli, Mario.  “Constantin Brancusi.” I Maestri Della Scultura , Milano: Fratelli Fabbri, 1966. Geist, Sidney. Brancusi: A Study of the Sculpture. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1968, ill. pl. nos. 78 and 79, p. 45.

     . Brancusi: The Sculpture and Drawings. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1975, no. 166a, ill. p. 119 (color).

     . Brancusi/The Kiss. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1978, ill. pl. no. 24.

     . Delicatesse de Brancusi. Paris: Galerie de France, Editions du Regard, 1985, ill. p. 22.

Giedion-­‐Welcker, Carola. Constantin Brancusi. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1958, ill. pl. no. 12, p. 60.

Jianou, Ionel. Brancusi. Tudor Publishing Company, New York, 1963, ill. pl. nos. 24 and 25.