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Elsie March (1884 - 1975)

Lot 133: ELSIE MARCH (BRITISH, 1883-1974)


May 20, 1994
New York, NY, US

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A YOUNG GIRL SITTING ON A ROCK Indistinctly signed and dated (?1933) Terracotta 30 cm (11 3/4 in) Provenance: The Elsie March Studio sale, Christies, 2 August1982 Elsie March excelled at this type of fresh, lively study of female figures. Her sculpture has a spontaneity and individuality which equally characterise her paintings, mainly done in watercolour, (see Sydney March, lot 100 in this sale.) This terracotta figure has all the feeling of a personal invention, but the composition has clear affinities with William Reid Dick's statuette The Kelpie. (See plate on facing page).

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