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Donald De Lue (American, 1897-1988) Adam

Auction:
2977B
Lot:
465
Sold for:
$9,225$7,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2977B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 27, 2017 4:00PM

Description:

Donald De Lue (American, 1897-1988)

Adam and Eve
Signed "D. De Lue" and "De Lue," respectively, in the bronze, both dated, inscribed, and numbered "SC 1978/© 1986 6/12" in the bronze beneath the signature, and with "TX" Tallix foundry marks.
Bronze with brown patina, Eve height 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm), Adam height 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm), on marble plinths.
Condition: Dust and dirt to interstices.

Provenance: A private Florida collection.

N.B. Donald De Lue's figurative sculptures, often symbolic or mythological, reveal his mastery of human anatomy. The expressive postures of these two figures, expelled from the Garden of Eden, are reminiscent of the tension and emotion found in works by Michelangelo.
Estimate $7,000-9,000


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B. Donald De Lue, Donald De Lue, Languages of Asia, Languages of Myanmar, Languages of Thailand, Languages of Vietnam, LUE, Michelangelo, One cent coin, Sculpture, Tai languages, Tai Lü language, Visual arts

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