Silhouette Geometrique

1913
Alexander Archipenko (Russian, 1887–1964)


Dimensions

49.2 x 21 x 15.2 cm (19 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1992.243

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze with blue and green patination

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Stylized figure on squared black base. A circular lower section with projecting leg surmounted by rectangular section with angled side rising to a canopy which forms the shoulders. Concave oblong section forms the head. Blue-green patina.

Inscription

signed and dated, Archipenko 1913

Markings

no marks

Provenance

Probably by 1959, Perls Galleries, New York [see note 1]; early 1960s, sold by Perls Galleries to Susan Morse Hilles (b. 1905 - d. 2002), Boston [see note 2]; 1992, gift of Susan Morse Hilles to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1992)

NOTES:
[1] This is probably the sculpture that was included in the Perls Galleries exhibition, "Alexander Archipenko Bronzes," September 29 - October 24, 1959, cat. no. 6, as "Statuette Géométrique." [2] According to notes in the MFA curatorial file.

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Morse Hilles

Copyright

© Estate of Alexander Archipenko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York