JC Leyendecker’s The Smoker


Strolling last night on our way to a concert of clarinet sonatas, we spied this fellow in the window of an antiques shop. It’s an Art Deco bronze called “The Smoker.”

We plugged in the search terms this morning and were surprised to learn it’s by JC Leyendecker (we had no idea he worked in this medium). But that explains the rakish pose and details, such as the scarf draped perfectly about his neck.

He’s currently on eBay with a price of $1,920.

You can get a better look at him in the video below, where, like a figure on Keats’ Grecian urn, he strikes us as forever waiting to exhale.

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