June 3, 2018 14:00 EST

American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists

 
  Lot 28
 
Lot 28 - HARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH  (AMERICAN 1880-1980)

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HARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH (AMERICAN 1880-1980)
"THE DANCERS, PAS DE DEUX"

Signed and dated 'Harriet W. Frishmuth © 1921' on the base; also with 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS / QBOS' stamp on the rim of the base. Edition of 58, bronze with brown patina and green highlights
Height (including base): 17 1/8 in. (43.5cm)
Width: 24 1/8 in. (61.3cm)
On Black Belgian marble base
Modeled in 1921, cast in 1922-1923.

Provenance: Private Collection, Lynn Hallman, Little Rock, Arkansas.
By descent in the family.
Private Collection, San Francisco, California.
Freeman's, Philadelphia, sale of June 22, 2008, lot 74.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, Connecticut.
LITERATURE:
Charles N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 122-123, 202 and 208 (another cast illustrated).
Javis C. Conner, Joel Rosenkranz and David Finn, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, pp. 35 and 40 (another cast illustrated).
Thayer Tolles, American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born between 1865 and 1885, New York, 2001, vol. II, p. 641.
Jannis Conner, Frank L. Hohmann IIII, Leah Rosenblatt Lembeck and Thayer Tolles, Captured Motion, The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, A Catalogue of Works, New York, 2006, no. 1921: 4 pp. 158-159, and 241 (another cast illustrated).
NOTE:
The present sculpture was modeled by Desha Delteil and Léon Barté and is considered "the most open and dramatic of Frishmuth's male and female composition" (Conner, Lehmbeck and Tolles, op.cit., p. 158).

Sold for $18,750
Estimated at $20,000 - $30,000


 

Signed and dated 'Harriet W. Frishmuth © 1921' on the base; also with 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS / QBOS' stamp on the rim of the base. Edition of 58, bronze with brown patina and green highlights
Height (including base): 17 1/8 in. (43.5cm)
Width: 24 1/8 in. (61.3cm)
On Black Belgian marble base
Modeled in 1921, cast in 1922-1923.

Provenance: Private Collection, Lynn Hallman, Little Rock, Arkansas.
By descent in the family.
Private Collection, San Francisco, California.
Freeman's, Philadelphia, sale of June 22, 2008, lot 74.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, Connecticut.
LITERATURE:
Charles N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 122-123, 202 and 208 (another cast illustrated).
Javis C. Conner, Joel Rosenkranz and David Finn, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, pp. 35 and 40 (another cast illustrated).
Thayer Tolles, American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born between 1865 and 1885, New York, 2001, vol. II, p. 641.
Jannis Conner, Frank L. Hohmann IIII, Leah Rosenblatt Lembeck and Thayer Tolles, Captured Motion, The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, A Catalogue of Works, New York, 2006, no. 1921: 4 pp. 158-159, and 241 (another cast illustrated).
NOTE:
The present sculpture was modeled by Desha Delteil and Léon Barté and is considered "the most open and dramatic of Frishmuth's male and female composition" (Conner, Lehmbeck and Tolles, op.cit., p. 158).

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