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Portrait of Monsieur Arnaud

1918

by 1939/03 – 1955/11/02
Curt Valentin (1902–1954), New York. N.Y., USA [1]

1955/11/02 –
National Gallery of Canada, purchased from Curt Valentin Gallery [2]

[1] The bust was included in a show at the Buchholz Gallery, New York, in 1939. Gallery owner Curt Valentin later renamed his business to “Curt Valentin Gallery”. [“Charles Despiau. Sculpture.” Buchholz Gallery, New York, March 21–April 15, 1939, cat. no. 8]. The Portrait of Monsieur Arnaud was purchased by the NGC in November 1955 from the Curt Valentin Gallery, New York.

[2] See note [1]. Accession log [NGC curatorial file].

Signed at back of neck, left: C. Despiau; right: Alexis RUDIER / Fondeur Paris

Title
Portrait of Monsieur Arnaud
Date
1918
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
bronze
Dimensions
32.7 x 20.1 x 25.5 cm without base
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1955
Accession number
6423