Amon Carter print details

Woman Seated

Gaston Lachaise (1882–1935) Roman Bronze Works

Object Details

    Date:
  • Date
    1925
  • Medium:
  • Medium
    Bronze with nickel plate
  • Dimensions:
  • Dimensions
    12 5/8 X 10 5/8 X 9 1/2
  • Collection Name:
  • Collection Name
    Sculptures
  • Credit Line:
  • Credit Line
    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase with funds provided by the Council of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
  • Accession Number:
  • Accession Number
    2007.8

Object Description

When he was just sixteen years old, French-born Lachaise qualified to study sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. But upon meeting Isabel Dutaud Nagle, a married Canadian American woman ten years his senior, a short time later, Lachaise fell in love and followed her to the United States.

Lachaise eventually married Nagle, and she became the artist’s sole muse and model for his vision of universal womanhood. Seated in a chair, she is rendered here as the essence of a modern woman, confident and self-assured. Wearing a strapless evening gown, slippers, and hair comb that the artist highlighted with nickel, Nagle’s voluptuous figure and bold curves evoke associations to goddesses and earth mothers.

Tombstone Data

Image Credit

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase with funds provided by the Council of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Object Copyright

Additional details

Location: On View
Part of the Sculptures