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Classical Figure, (c. 1909-1910)

Elie Nadelman, American, b. Warsaw, Poland, 1882–1946

Marble, 34 5/8 x 13 1/2 x 15 IN. (87.9 x 34.3 x 37.9 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.3784

Provenance:
The Artist, Paris, 1911
Helena Rubinstein, New York (acquired from the Artist)
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, sale 2428, 20 April 1966, Modern Paintings and Sculpture from the Helena Rubinstein Collection, no. 23, ill.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 April 1966-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
PATERSON GALLERY, London. "Nadelman," April 1911.
INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, New York. "Sculpture by Elie Nadelman from the Private Collection of Helena Rubinstein," 16 April-6 May 1932.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "The Sculpture and Drawings of Elie Nadelman," 23 September-30 November 1975, no. 30, ill. p. 43; and HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 18 December 1975-15 February 1976.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Elie Nadelman," 14 March - 30 May 2003.
MUSEE D'ORSAY, Paris, France. "Oublier Rodin: La Sculpture en France, 1905-1914" 9 March 2009 - 31 May 2009. TOUR: FUNDACION CULTURAL MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain, 23 June 2009 - 4 September 2009.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "A New Sculptor: Two Examples of the Work of Elie Nadelman," Black and White (1 April 1911), ill.
WEICHSEL, JOHN. "Elie Nadelman's Sculpture," East and West 1 (August 1915), ill. p. 144.
NIRDLINGER, VIRGINIA. "Elie Nadelman," Parnassus 4/4 (April 1932), p. 13, ill. p. 22
RUBINSTEIN, HELENA. My Life for Beauty (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966), ill. n.p. (in photo of hallway).
KIRSTEIN, LINCOLN. Elie Nadelman Drawings (New York: Bittner 1949), reprint (New York: Hacker, 1970), ill. p. 22, fig. r.
SPEAR, ATHENA TACHA. "Elie Nadelman's Early Heads (1905-1911), Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin 28/3 (Spring 1971), p. 202, note 5, p. 214, note 19.
KIRSTEIN, LINCOLN. Elie Nadelman (New York: Eakins, 1973), ill. 177 (as Lost).
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 728, ill. 144.
ANTLIFF, ALLAN. "Cosmic Modernism: Elie Nadelman, Adolf Wolff, and the Materialist Aesthetics of John Weichsel," Archives of American Art Journal 38/3 &4 (1998), p. 25, ill. in photo of the first page from Weichsel's article from East and West (August 1915).

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection