• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2444

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    18 May 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 61

    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980)

    'Joy of the Waters'

    Price Realised  

    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980)
    'Joy of the Waters'
    inscribed 'HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH Sc./© 1920' and stamped 'GORHAM CO FOUNDERS' (along the base)
    bronze with verdigris patina
    43 in. (109.2 cm.) high
    Modeled in 1920.


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    Provenance

    [With]G.K.S. Bush, Inc., Washington, D.C.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1993.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Clara L. McLean, Pinehurst, North Carolina


    Literature

    C.N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 108-09, 206, another example illustrated.
    G.A. Reynolds, American Bronze Sculpture: 1850 to the Present, exhibition catalogue, Newark, New Jersey, 1984, p. 40, no. 45, another example illustrated.
    J. Conner, J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1949, Austin, Texas, 1989, p. 37, another example illustrated.
    J. Conner, F. Hohmann, et al., Captured Motion: The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth: A Catalogue of Works, New York, 2006, pp. 146-47, 238, no. 1920:1, another example illustrated.
    J. Conner, J. Rosenkranz, 19th & 20th Century American Sculpture, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2007, p. 34, another example illustrated.