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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937)

    'Pan of Rohallion'

    Price Realised  

    Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937)
    'Pan of Rohallion'
    inscribed 'Fréderick MacMonnies/copyright 1894 Paris 1890.' and stamped 'Jaboeuf & Rouard/Fondeurs/a/Paris/R. de L'Asile Popincourt' (on the sphere)--inscribed 'To.Pan.Of.Rohallion Anno Domini.M.D.C.C.C.LX.L' (along the base)
    bronze with greenish-brown patina
    30 in. (76.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Raymond Gallery, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, circa 1970.


    Literature

    Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., Carved and Modeled: American Sculpture 1810-1940, New York, 1982, pp. 64-65, another example illustrated.
    G.P. Opitz, Dictionary of American Sculptors: 18th Century to the Present, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1984, p. 575, another example illustrated.
    The Parrish Art Museum, Fauns and Fountains: American Garden Statuary, 1890-1939, Southampton, New York, 1985, n.p., no. 17, another example illustrated.
    J. Conner and J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works 1893-1939, Houston, Texas, 1989, p. 126, another example illustrated.
    M. Smart and E.A. Gordon, A Flight with Fame: The Life and Art of Frederick MacMonnies: with a Catalogue Raisonné of the Artist's Works, Madison, Connecticut, 1996, pp. 92, 288, another example illustrated.
    Eaton Fine Art, Inc., From Neo-Classical and Beaux-Arts to Modernism: A Passage in American Sculpture, Riviera Beach, Florida, 2000, pp. 20-21, another example illustrated.