09-07-2012 09-07-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2609B Boston
September 7, 2012 12:00PMCalender
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Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980) Play Days

$14,220$12,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2609B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980)

Play Days, 1925
Signed, dated, and foundry stamped "HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH © 1925 GORHAM CO FOUNDERS
QFED" within the cast on the rear of the base.
Bronze with brown patina, 22 3/8 x 7 x 8 1/8 in. (56.8 x 17.8 x 20.6 cm), mounted to a later bronze plinth.
Condition: Minor oxidation.

Literature: Janis Conner, Leah Rosenblatt Lehmbeck, Thayer Tolles, and Frank L. Hohmann III, Captured Motion, The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, A Catalogue of Works (New York: Hohmann Holding LLC, 2006), pp. 174-75, 249.

N.B. The present work was cast in an overall edition of 99, 92 of which were cast by the Gorham Foundry.
Estimate $12,000-18,000

The bronze plinth below the signed base is later, and appears welded to the base.

Keywords

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, GORHAM CO, Frank L. Hohmann III, Janis Conner, Leah Rosenblatt Lehmbeck, Thayer Tolles, Hohmann Holding LLC, Gorham Foundry