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Julia Bracken Wendt (American, 1870-1942) Patinated Bronze Plaque of the Four Seasons

Auction:
3265B
Lot:
42
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 3265B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 20, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Julia Bracken Wendt (American, 1870-1942) Patinated Bronze Plaque of the Four Seasons, California, early 20th century, round plaque depicting a classically robed female and partly nude male figure, the sun on the horizon, all encircled by text: "Hiems, Ver, Aestas, Atumn," dia. 14 in.

Note: To escape a difficult childhood, Wendt ran away from home, finding work as a servant in Chicago. Recognizing her talents, her employer enrolled her in the Art Institute of Chicago to study with Lorado Taft. She moved to California in 1906 and taught at the Otis Art Institute. She was awarded the gold medal for sculpture at the 1915 San Diego Exposition.
Estimate $700-900

No visible damage or repairs.


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Chicago, Artists, Julia Bracken Wendt, Lorado Taft, Sculptors, Sculpture, Taft family

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