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RICHMOND BARTHÉ (1909 - 1989) Come Unto Me.
Cast bronze, with a dark brown patina, 1930. Approximately 425 mm; 16 3/4 inches (high).
Provenance: acquired directly from the artist, Louis Hecht, New York; thence by descent, Philip H. Rubin, New York; private collection, New York (2013).
Samella Lewis illustrates another smaller version, a 6 inch cast, in her Barthé: His Life in Art. In 1944-47, Barthé also made a life-size, 72 inch version, for St. Jude's School, Montgomery, Alabama, a Roman Catholic school for African-Americans. Lewis p. 51; Vendryes p. 136.