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Lot 79William Zorach
American, 1887-1966
Standing Cat with Long Tail
Signed W. Zorach, numbered 4/8 and with partial BEDI-RASSY foundry mark on the back
Bronze with gold-brown patina, on a black marble base
Height of bronze 12 5/8 inches (32 cm)

Private collection, gift from the artist
Thence by descent in the family to the present owner

The present model is based on the original, unlocated sculpture carved by Zorach in either mahogany or walnut in 1927. It depicts a Maine cat and is similar to other sculptures by Zorach from this period which depict the family cat, Tooky.

Sold for $4,688
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Dust and dirt in crevasses. Small area of oxidation on the back of the cat's head. Several hairline scratches on the back of the cat's head; may have been intentionally done by the artist to convey pieces of fur.

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