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Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980) The Vine

Auction:
3100B
Lot:
340
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3100B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 11, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980)

The Vine
Dated and signed "© 1921/HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH" on the edge of the base, stamped "GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS/QBWS" on the base to the left of the signature.
Bronze with brown patina, height 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm), on a black metal plinth.
Condition: Uneven coloration to patina, wear to patina on the figure's abdomen, dust and dirt to interstices.

Literature: Janis Conner, Leah Rosenblatt Lehmbeck, and Thayer Tolles, Captured Motion, The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, A Catalogue of Works (New York: Hohmann Holdings LLC, 2006), cat. no. 1921:2.

N.B. The Vine was modeled in 1921, and cast between 1921 and 1966. The Frishmuth catalogue of works (see above) lists 317 casts bearing the Gorham QBWS marking out of a total edition of 396 castings.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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Keywords

GORHAM CO., Hohmann Holdings LLC, Leah Rosenblatt Lehmbeck, Thayer Tolles, Janis Conner, Hand, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Patina, Thayer, Visual arts

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