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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 23

    Charles H. Humphriss (1867-1934)

    'The Sun Dial'

    Price Realised  

    Charles H. Humphriss (1867-1934)
    'The Sun Dial'
    inscribed 'CH Humphriss' (along the left shoe)--stamped 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS/N-Y' (along the right shoe)
    bronze with green patina
    45½ in. (115.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 23-25 September 1948, lot 284.
    Howard A. Van Vleck, Montclair, New Jersey.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1964.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Montclair Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Endowment Fund


    Literature

    Montclair Art Museum, Spatial Matters: Sculpture from the Collection, exhibition catalogue, Montclair, New Jersey, 1996, p. 16.


    Exhibited

    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Spatial Matters: Sculpture from the Collection, January 21-August 4, 1996.