• Fine American Paintings, Drawi auction at Christies

    Sale 2285

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 42

    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980)

    'Speed'

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980)
    'Speed'
    inscribed 'HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH DESIGN PATENTED 1921' and stamped 'GORHAM CO FOUNDERS' (along the base)
    bronze with silver patina
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high on a marble base 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high


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    Speed, designed as a hood ornament for automobiles, was cast in two sizes, of which the present model is the larger.

    Provenance

    June Greenwald, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Literature

    The Gorham Company, Bronze Division, Famous Small Bronzes, New York, 1928, pp. 22-23.
    Brookgreen Gardens, Sculpture by Harriet Frishmuth, Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, 1937, another example illustrated.
    B.G. Proske, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, 1968 ed., p. 224.
    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, p. 251, another example illustrated.