Francisco Zúñiga, ‘Madre e hija sentadas’, 1973, Sculpture, Bronze, Christie's
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Francisco Zúñiga

Madre e hija sentadas, 1973

Bronze
10 1/2 × 11 4/5 × 8 3/10 in
26.7 × 29.9 × 21 cm
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signed, dated, and numbered 'ZUÑIGA, 1973, I/VI’ …

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Francisco Zúñiga
Costa Rican, 1912–1998
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Francisco Zúñiga produced both two- and three-dimensional works in a uniquely regionalized style, combining his classical training with Aztec forms. Though he made some abstract works, Zúñiga was best known for his nude figural works; his favorite subjects were female peasants native to Central America, whose full figures and otherwise “non-ideal” body types he depicted honestly. Zúñiga constantly expanded his practice to include work in new mediums. He made a majority of his sculptures in bronze, but also came to use alabaster, modeling clay, plaster, and marble. At the age of 60, he made his first lithograph. Zúñiga studied under sculptor Oliverio Martinez and painter Manuel Rodriguez Lozano at the Escuela de Talla Directa, though his first instructor was his father, sculptor Manuel Maria Zúñiga.

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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF NANCY ANN CHANDLER

signed, dated, and numbered 'ZUÑIGA, 1973, I/VI’ (on the side of the base)
10 ½ x 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ in. (26.7 x 29.9 x 21 cm.)
Edition one of six.

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist, dated 21 April 1976.

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Francisco Zúñiga
Costa Rican, 1912–1998
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Francisco Zúñiga produced both two- and three-dimensional works in a uniquely regionalized style, combining his classical training with Aztec forms. Though he made some abstract works, Zúñiga was best known for his nude figural works; his favorite subjects were female peasants native to Central America, whose full figures and otherwise “non-ideal” body types he depicted honestly. Zúñiga constantly expanded his practice to include work in new mediums. He made a majority of his sculptures in bronze, but also came to use alabaster, modeling clay, plaster, and marble. At the age of 60, he made his first lithograph. Zúñiga studied under sculptor Oliverio Martinez and painter Manuel Rodriguez Lozano at the Escuela de Talla Directa, though his first instructor was his father, sculptor Manuel Maria Zúñiga.

Francisco Zúñiga

Madre e hija sentadas, 1973

Bronze
10 1/2 × 11 4/5 × 8 3/10 in
26.7 × 29.9 × 21 cm
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