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Man with Clarinet, 1919

Henri Laurens, French, b. Paris, 1885–1954

Stone, 23 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (59.7 x 21.6 x 15.9 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2910

Provenance:
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris
Peggy Guggenheim, New York, acquired in Paris 1940, sold 25 October 1942
Buchholz Gallery, New York, November 1942-1952
G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh, 1957
Harold Diamond, New York, to 19 November 1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 19 November 1962-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
ART OF THIS CENTURY, New York. "Peggy Guggenheim Collection," 1942.
BUCHHOLZ GALLERY, New York. "Homage to Rodin: European Sculpture of Our Time," 10 November -5 December 1942, no. 40.
BUCHHOLZ GALLERY, New York. "Carved in Stone," 27 May-22 June 1946, no. 10.
BUCHHOLZ GALLERY, New York. "Henri Laurens: Stone, Bronze, Terracotta," 29 September-18 October 1947, no. 3, ill.
BUCHHOLZ GALLERY, New York. "Cubism," 5-30 April 1949, no. 15.
CURT VALENTIN GALLERY, New York. "Henri Laurens," 12 May-7 June 1952, no. 1, ill.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston. "European Masters of Our Time," 10 October-17 November 1957, no. 65, ill. 21.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Variations on a Musical Theme: Selections from the Museum Collection," 22 July-5 September 1982, checklist.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, PA. “Fernand Leger and the Modern City” 3 October 2013-5 January 2014.

Published References:
GERTZ, ULRICH. Plastik der Gegenwart (Berlin: Rembrandt, 1953), p. 218, ill. p. 188.
GUEGUEN, PIERRE. "La Sculpture Cubiste," Art d'Aujourd'hui, 4/3 (June 1953), p. 55, ill. p. 56.
LAURENS, MARTHE. Henri Laurens Sculpteur: 1885-1954 (Paris: Pierre Beres, 1955), ill. p. 78.
UNSIGNED. "European Masters of Our Time," Arts 32/1 (October 1957), ill. p. 39.
GOLDSCHEIDER, CECILE. Laurens (London: Zwemmer, 1958), no. 5, ill.
STADLER, WOLFGANG. Fuhrer durch die europaische Kunst (Freiburg: Herder, 1958), no. 42, ill.
SEUPHOR, MICHEL. Sculpture of This Century, trans. H. Chevalier (New York: Braziller, 1960), ill. p. 37.
ESTEROW, MILTON. "1,000 Inspect Huge Hirshhorn Art Collection at Greenwich Benefit," New York Times (15 September 1965), ill. p. 49.
GOLDWATER, ROBERT. "Truth to What?" Arts Yearbook 8 (1965), ill. p. 68.
GUGGENHEIM, PEGGY, ed. Art of This Century (New York: Arno reprint, 1968), p. 76, ill.
HOFMANN, WERNER. Henri Laurens: Das Plastische Werk (Stuttgart: Gerd Hatje, 1970), no. 80, ill. (also English and French editions).
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), pp. 710-711, no. 259, ill.
LIEBSON, MILT. Direct Stone Sculpture: A Guide to Technique and Creativity (Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 1991), ill. p. 18.
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Davidson, Susan et al. Peggy Guggenheim & Frederick Kiesler: The Story of Art of This Century (Guggenheim Museum, 2004), no. 4, colorpl p. 96.

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