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    Sale 2029

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    25 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (1878-1942)

    'Victory'

    Price Realised  

    Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (1878-1942)
    'Victory'
    inscribed 'A ST L Eberle' and stamped 'Gorham Co Founders/QFHU' (along the base)
    bronze with verdigris patina
    32 in. (81.3 cm.) high


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    The present sculpture was created by the artist for the Pacific and Asiatic fleets of the United States Navy, as a trophy for General Athletic Excellence.

    Provenance

    Private collection, New York.
    Estate of the above.
    Private collection, New York and Washington, D.C., acquired from the above, circa 1931.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 13 September 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED MARYLAND COLLECTION


    Exhibited

    Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Art Center, Abastenia St. Leger Eberle: Sculptor (1878-1942), July 15 - August 17, 1980, no. 21.