John Singer Sargent's  Study for Conflict Between Victory and Death
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 Study for Conflict Between Victory and Death
1922?
Private collection
Bronze,mid to light green weathered patina
 31.5 x 15 x 21cm. (12 x 6 x 8¼ in.)
initialled: J S S
 Jpg: Sothebys




Victory and Death

The sculture was a personification of his murual at Harvard. 
 

From: Sothebys

The present work is a cast of a model for a monumental sculpture that was never completed. Two other casts are known: . . .

[Editor's note -- apparently this has just been discovered as only two known cast were mentioned before]

 . . .one is in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. Provenance: Mr. Harold Weinstein (sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 25 October 1979, lot 109, illustrated), while the other was exhibited in Elkhart, Indiana, Midwest Museum of American Art, 1980-2001, and recently sold by Sotheby's New York, 5 March 2003, lot 60 for $42,000.

Related Literature

Donelson F. Hoopes, The Private World of John Singer Sargent, Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1964, no.165, illustrated


Bronze Study Victory Death 
1922? 

Notes:

Offering for sale, Sotheby's London, New Bond Street; 12 Dec 03; Lot: 239; Sale number L03233; estimated 15,00020,000 GBP 
 


 


By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 12/2/2003
Updated 08/06/2004