• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980)

    'Crest of the Wave'

    Price Realised  

    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980)
    'Crest of the Wave'
    inscribed 'HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH © 1925' (on the base)--stamped 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS/QFHL' (along the base)
    bronze with greenish brown patina
    20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high on a marble base ½ in. (1.2 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Provenance

    Private collection, Pennsylvania, by 1964.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    J. Conner, L.R. Lehmbeck, T. Tolles and F.L. Hohmann III, Captured Motion, The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth: A Catalogue of Works, New York, 2006, pp. 178-79, 250, another example illustrated.