Designed around 1923-25, posthumous cast of 1980. Bronze with dark patina. Sign. to the reverse side 'Lambert-Rucki', numbered copy '6/8', foundry mark: 'Landowski Fondeur' and dat. '93'. Patina with minor wear. H. 26,5 cm. - Polish-French sculptor and painter, important representative of the French art deco and cubist art. Educated at the Art Academy in Krakow the artist moved to Paris 1911 and received direct connection to the French cubist artists. The famous art dealer Léonce Rosenberg exhibited his works 1921 with works by Léger, Mondrian, Picasso et al. Lambert-Rucki was one of the founding members of the avant-garde 'Union des Artistes Modernes'. His bronzes and wooden sculptures are ranking among the most important works of French cubism. Mus.: Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou; Musée d'Évreux; Beauvais, Musée Départemental de l'Oise. Lit.: unst der 20er und 30er Jahre. Sammlung Karl H. Bröhan, Berlin, Bd. III, Berlin 1985, S. 318-351; J. de Vos, [M.A. Ruan, J.-P. Tortil]. Jean Lambert-Rucki et son temps, 1888-1967, Paris 1988.