John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956)
John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956)
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John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956)

Torso, Seated Woman

Details
John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956)
Torso, Seated Woman
inscribed 'JOHN STORRS/PARIS•1927' and stamped 'CIRE/C. VALSUANI/PERDUE' (along the base)
bronze with green patina
45 in. (114.3 cm.) high
Modeled and cast in 1927.
Provenance
The artist.
Estate of the above.
Robert Henry Adams Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois.
Acquired by the late owner from the above, 2001.
Literature
M. Breuning, "Large Exhibition of Sculpture by John Storrs," New York Evening Post, February 11, 1928, illustrated.
The American Magazine of Art, vol. XXIII, July-December 1931, pp. 465, 487, illustrated (as Seated Torse).
Art Digest, vol. VI, November 1, 1931, illustrated (as Torso).
"The Forty-Fourth Annual American Exhibition," Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, vol. XXV, no. 9, December 1931, p. 121, illustrated.
D. Ngo, ed., Art + Architecture: The Ebsworth Collection + Residence, San Francisco, California, 2006, n.p., illustrated.
D.B. Balken, John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist, exhibition catalogue, Boston, Massachusetts, 2010, p. 96, illustrated.
Exhibited
Chicago, Illinois, The Arts Club of Chicago, Sculpture by John Storrs, December 1927, no. 29 (as Sitting Torso of a Woman).
New York, Brummer Gallery, February 1-25, 1928, no. 29 (as Sitting Torso of a Woman).
Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, Forty-Fourth Annual Exhibition, October 29-December 13, 1931, no. 272 (as Seated Torso).
New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., John Storrs: Rhythm of Line, November 13, 1993-January 8, 1994, p. 28, no. 23.
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Lot Essay

We would like to thank Valerie Carberry of Richard Gray Gallery for her assistance with cataloguing this lot.

Drawing from the artist's Egyptian studies, this unique cast received the third Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Logan prize at the Art Institute of Chicago's Forty-Fourth Annual Exhibition in 1931.

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