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Jose de Creeft

American Art

MEDIUM Stone, head of black porphory (?) and base of red granite (?)
DATES 1938
DIMENSIONS Overall: 24 7/16 x 23 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (62.1 x 60.3 x 35.9 cm) Head only: 17 x 11 x 9 in. (43.2 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Inscribed on back of head, near bottom: "JOSE de CREEfT / 38"
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Abstracted head of black stone mounted on irregular, trapezoidally shaped reddish stone base. Head is carved from irregularly shaped stone that is roughly hewn to form hair and is flat in back; ovoid face is smoothly polished, squared nose forms continuous, curving profile from forehead to nose, eyes are closed, slanted and asymmetrical, mouth is oval shaped. Base is roughly hewn with jagged edges and is wider in back than in front. Condition: Good
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Jose de Creeft (American, born Spain, 1884–1982). Iberica, 1938. Stone, head of black porphory (?) and base of red granite (?), Overall: 24 7/16 x 23 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (62.1 x 60.3 x 35.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.7a-c. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.11.7a-c_view2_SL4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1992.11.7a-c_view2_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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