Project DescriptionDescription: Bronze with greenish-brown patina, 53.3 cm high on a 1.2 cm marble base. Inscribed 'HARRIET W FRISHMUTH © 1925' (on the base)--stamped 'GORHAM CO FOUNDERS/QFHL' (along the base)
Catalogue note: Best known for her captivating bronzes of female nudes, was one of the most successful American sculptors of the early 20th century. Frishmuth preferred professional dancers as models and their grace and athleticism translated fittingly into her active and expressive sculptures. She created dynamic sculptures in both large and small formats that quickly found homes in private collections, museums, and garden settings. The artist died in 1980.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 16470, Lot 134, Invoice no. DB18011793. The Gorham Company, New York. | Private collection, acquired from the above, 1929. | Private collection, Iowa, by descent. | Christie's, New York, 3 March 2011, lot 94, sold by the above. | Acquired by the present owner from the above
Catalogue no.: 2018S0098-HWF