Rebecca or The Large Water Carrier

    Rebecca or The large Water Carrier

  • Valentine Prax bequest, 1981
  • [1927]
  • Painted plaster
  • Inv. 2010.0.18
  • Musée Zadkine
  • Room 2

This large polychrome plaster representing the figure of Rebecca and also referred to as the Large Water Carrier, was moulded by Zadkine at the end of the 1920s on the lines of the eponymous work in service tree wood which he sculpted around 1927.

This remarkable piece, almost 3 metres high, found again in 2005 and recently restored, re-enters for the first time the studios in which it came into being and was situated until 1936. Returned to Valentine Prax in 1969 by the interior designer Marc Nicolas du Plantier who owned it, it had not been exhibited since December 1949. It is one of the key pieces of the new presentation of the collections.