William Zorach (1887-1966) Setting Hen 14in high (35.6cm) (Modelled in 1935; Cast in 1941.)

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Lot 17
William Zorach
(1887-1966)
Setting Hen 14in high (35.6cm)

Sold for US$ 7,575 inc. premium

American Art

19 Nov 2019, 16:00 EST

New York

Property from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund
William Zorach (1887-1966)
Setting Hen
signed with artist's initials 'W.Z.' (on the underside)
cast stone
14in high (35.6cm)
Modelled in 1935; Cast in 1941.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The artist.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1941.

    Exhibited
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum Collection of Painting and Sculpture, September 25, 1945-1947.
    Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, Birds in Contemporary Art: A Loan Exhibition, February 12-March 31, 1966.

    Literature
    R.N. Faulkner, Art Today: An Introduction to the Fine and Functional Arts, 1956, p. 441, illustrated.
    The Museum of Modern Art, Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art: A Catalog, New York, 1958, p. 63.
    A. Legg, M.B. Smalley, eds., Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art: Catalog of the Collection with Selected Works on Paper to January 1988, New York, 1988, p. 128.

    The present work was cast after the original marble version of Setting Hen from 1935 (whereabouts unknown). A limited edition of stone examples were made of this model along with an edition of six bronze casts of the same subject.
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William Zorach (1887-1966) Setting Hen 14in high (35.6cm) (Modelled in 1935; Cast in 1941.)
William Zorach (1887-1966) Setting Hen 14in high (35.6cm) (Modelled in 1935; Cast in 1941.)
William Zorach (1887-1966) Setting Hen 14in high (35.6cm) (Modelled in 1935; Cast in 1941.)
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