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Torso of the Figure Called “Fruit”

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Torso of the Figure Called “Fruit”

Artist: Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (French, 1861 - 1929)
Date: 1911
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 40 x 25 1/2 in. (101.6 x 64.8 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of James S. and Dorothy Schramm, 1973.29
Accession number: 1973.29
Classification: sculpture
Copyright:Public Domain
Label TextBourdelle was born in Montaulban in Southwestern France in 1861. By the time he was fifteen, he won a scholarship to the art academy in Toulouse, and in 1885 he moved to Paris where he enrolled at the School of Fine Arts and while there had the opportunity to study with Rodin Source: bulletin, January-February 1974.
Signed“By Bourdelle” back of mound, lower left);
MarksEstate Stamp (back of figure lower left of thigh)
InscriptionE. Godard Fond. Paris 3 (back of figure lower left of thigh); inverted V and W
Exhibition History"Antoine Bourdelle, an Exhibition of Sculptures/Drawings," Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, N. Y., (circulated to: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 5 - 29, 1961; Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, N. Y., Nov. 13 - Dec. 9, 1961; Toledo Art Museum, OH, Jan. 5 - Feb. 8, 1962; St. Louis Art Museum, MO, Feb. 20 - Apr. 1, 1962; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, Apr. 20 - May 27, 1962; San Diego Art Museum, CA, June 8 - July 15, 1962; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Aug. 1 - Sept. 8, 1962; Cincinnati Art Museum, OH, Oct. 5 - Nov. 4, 1962)
Published ReferencesDES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER, Dec. 2, 1973, ill. p.3B

DES MOINES ART CENTER: SELECTED PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND WORKS ON PAPER, Des Moines Art Center, 1985, ref. p.41, b/w ill. pl.21, p.41

DMAC Bulletin, Jan./Feb. 1974, cover ill.

"Antoine Bourdelle, an Exhibition of Sculptures/Drawings," Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, N. Y., 1961, ref. no.56, p.11, cat. ill. p.77, pl. no.56
Edition3 / 10 (?)
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