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© Musée du Louvre - Photo Marie-Alice Seydoux-Loiseau

Tours, Musée des Beaux-Arts, membre du réseau FRAME

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DAVIDSON, Jo

New York, New York, 1883 - Saché, Indre-et-Loire, France, 1951

Yvonne

996-3-1

1909 - 1910

Low relief engraved on a lithographic stone

H: 1, 80 m.; W: 0, 83 m.; D: 0, 06 m.

Tours, Musée des Beaux-Arts, membre du réseau FRAME

Inscription

The studio's signature stamp: Jo Davidson

Sculpture

From 1900 to 1940


Historical

Acquired by the Fonds Régional d'Acquisition pour les Musées Région Centre (FRAM) in 1996.
Formerly in the artist's studio.


Comment

Yvonne, the wife of Jo Davidson, was a fashion desginer. She founded a Parisian couture house that catered to a rich Franco-American clientele. In memory of his wife, who died in 1934, Jo Davidson sculpted this bas-relief which represents her carrying one of her models. (Source: Dossier of Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours)


Bibliography

JO Davidson, Between Sittings, an informal autobiography of Jo Davidson, the Dial Press, New York, 1951.

Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Mars 1997, 139e année, n°135, p.35.