About This Artwork

Raymond Duchamp-Villon
French, 1876–1918

Horse, 1914

Bronze
39 3/8 x 24 x 36 in. (99 x 61 x 91.4 cm)
Numbered, inscribed and dated, proper right of rear base: “6/6 R DUCHAMP-VILLON/1914”; inscribed, center of rear base: “Susse Fondeur Paris”

Gift of Margaret Fisher in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Fisher, 1957.165

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, Signposts of Twentieth Century Art, October 27-December 7, 1959, no cat. no., pp. 20 (ill.), 21.

Publication History

Katherine Kuh, “Modern Sculpture—Additions and Plans,” The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly, 52, 2 (April 1, 1958), cover (ill.), pp. 23-24, as The Great Horse.

Katharine Kuh, Signposts of Twentieth Century Art, exh. cat. (Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, 1959), pp. 20 (ill.), 21, as The Great Horse.

Simone Frigerio, Sculptures de Duchamp-Villon, exh. cat. (Galerie Louis Carré, 1963), p. 38, cat. 14, as Le Grand Cheval.

Alexandra Parigoris, “Truth to Material: Bronze, Posthumous Bronze Re-examined in Modern Sculpture,” in Sculpture and its Reproductions, ed. Anthony Hughes and Erich Ranft (Reaktion Books, 1997), pp. 136-137 (ill.).

H. W. Janson and Anthony F. Janson, History of Art, 5th edition (Harry N. Abrams, 1997), p. 846 (ill.), as The Great Horse.

H. W. Janson and Anthony F. Janson, History of Art for Young People, 5th edition (Harry Abrams, 1997), p. 553 (ill.), as The Great Horse.

Mary Stewart, Launching the Imagination: A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Design (McGraw-Hill, 2002), p. 277 (ill.).

Anthony Janson, et al., A Basic History of Western Art, 7th edition (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006), p. 549, fig. 25-18 (ill.) as The Great Horse.

Penelope E. Davies, et al., Janson’s History of Art: The Western Tradition, 7th edition (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007), p. 971 (ill.), as The Great Horse.

Ronald Alley, Catalogue of The Tate Gallery’s Collection of Modern Art: other than works by British Artists (Tate Gallery in association with Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1981), p. 193, as The Large Horse.

Bryan Granger, “Aaron Curry,” in Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, ed. Lynne Warren (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2010), p. 58, fig. 1 (ill.).

Laure de Margerie, “Raymond Duchamp-Villon,” French Sculpture Census (2014) http://frenchsculpture.org/en/sculpture/6313-horse?rk=163 (ill.), accessed Jan. 11, 2016.

Ownership History

Sold to the Art Institute of Chicago by Galerie Louis Carré, Paris, June 6, 1957 [Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees, Art Institute of Chicago, June 6, 1957].




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