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    Sale 2029

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    25 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 52

    Frederick MacMonnies (1863-1937)

    'Bacchante and Infant Faun'

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Frederick MacMonnies (1863-1937)
    'Bacchante and Infant Faun'
    inscribed 'F. MacMonnies 1894' and stamped 'E. Gruet/Jeune/Fondeur/44 avenue de Chatillon/Paris' (on the base)
    bronze with greenish brown patina
    33¾ in. (85.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Calvert Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1978.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED MARYLAND COLLECTION


    Literature

    E.A. Gordon, Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937), Mary Fairchild Macmonnies (1858-1946), deux artistes américains à Giverny, exhibition catalogue, Vernon, France, pp. 44-47, another example illustrated.
    E.A. Gordon and M. Smart, A Flight with Fame: The Life and Art of Frederick MacMonnies, 1863-1937, Madison, Connecticut, 1996, p. 292, another example illustrated.
    E.A. Gordon, Ph.D., The Sculpture of Frederick William MacMonnies: A Critical Catalogue, Ph.D. disssertation, New York University, 1998, no. 30.2, another example illustrated.
    T. Tolles, ed., American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born Before 1865, vol. I, New York, 1999, p. 436.