Jacques LipchitzMother and Child I 1949

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Artist
Jacques Lipchitz (1891‑1973)
Title
Mother and Child I
Mère et enfant I
Date 1949
MediumPlaster
Dimensionsobject: 483 x 285 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Reference
T03530
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03530 Mother and Child I 1949

Plaster coated with shellac and pigment 19 × 11 1/4 × 10 (483 × 285 × 254)
Not inscribed
Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982
Lit: Lipchitz 1972, p.183; Michael Parke-Taylor, Jacques Lipchitz: Mother and Child, exhibition catalogue, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchawan, 1983, p.25

A bronze cast of this sculpture was exhibited at the Buchholz Gallery, New York, in 1951 (Jacques Lipchitz, May 1951 (28, repr.)) with ‘Mother and Child, II’ of the same date, which is a different composition standing on four legs. The large bronze ‘Mother and Child’ (A.M. Hammacher, Jacques Lipchitz, 1975, repr. 137, 52ins. high) is close in appearance to T03530. In both the mother suckles the baby at her right breast, and is enclosed by flowing drapery with pronounced folds… (read more)

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