MODERN   SCULPTURE  COLLECTION

                      GERMAINE  RICHIER  
                                  [1902-59]

             
              GERMAINE  RICHIER  

                 The Bat [Vampire]
                   [Chauve Souris]
                                1955
                             bronze
                                 3/8
              Thinot foundry stamp
                              signed
                         15 cm high
                       Provenance: 
  Private collection, Paris, c. 1960;
      by descent to granddaughter;
Christies, Paris, 9 Dec. 2011, lot 103
     [examined and authenticated 
by Ms F Guiter during the viewing]


              GERMAINE  RICHIER

                          Woman 4
                    [Femme-coq 4] 
                               1954
                             bronze
                                 1/8
            Valsuani foundry stamp
                             signed
                       22.5 cm high
        [including base 27 cm high]
            Provenance: The artist;
 Ned L Pines [1905-90], New York, collection - publisher who lived in Paris and New York; Maxine Pines;
           Sothebys, New York, 2017 


              GERMAINE  RICHIER

                      Warrior no. 14
                   [Guerrier no. 14]
                               1956
                             bronze
                                6/8
             Thinot foundry stamp
                         22 cm high
            Provenance: The artist;
       Francoise Guiter [the artist's  niece and main expert on her art];
  Sothebys, Paris, 26 March 2014
                            lot 203
       [the above provenance was               confirmed by Ms F Guiter on
                      13 May 2014]


              GERMAINE  RICHIER

               Woman [Gabrielle] 3
                [Femme-coq no. 3]
                               1954
                             bronze
                        edition of 8
           Valsuani foundry stamp
                      [artist's cast]
                       19.5 cm high
  Provenance: Gimpel Fils Gallery;
                 Private collection; 
       Christies, Paris, 10 June 2016
                           lot 207 a
        [authenticity confirmed by                            Francoise Guiter]

Germaine Richier was born in France and studied at the Montpelier School of Art and under Bourdelle.
She is my favourite female artist and one of the greatest sculptors of all time.
A major retrospective exhibition was held in Paris at the Pompidou Centre in 2023,
There are several books on her work and a catalogue raisonne of the earlier sculpture was published in 2023.
Public collections include the Tate Gallery and Museum of Modern Art [New York].

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