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Torso of a Woman

Artist:
Evelyn Beatrice Longman (American, Winchester, Ohio 1874–1954 Osterville, Massachusetts)
Date:
1911
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
12 x 4 x 4 1/2 in. (30.5 x 10.2 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.52
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Longman executed “Torso of a Woman” as a companion piece to “Seated Female Figure” (27.21.4). The tilting truncated figure seated solidly on a rocklike form has a distinguished artistic lineage. By deliberately choosing to render an incomplete figure, Longman joined a corps of turn-of-the-twentieth-century artists, most notably French sculptor Auguste Rodin, who relied on the part to imply the whole.
Signature: [right side of base]: EVELYN BEATRICE LONGMAN / 1911

Marking: [foundry mark, back of base]: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS. N.Y.
the artist, until 1912
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