EDWARD HENRY BERGE (1876-1924)
EDWARD HENRY BERGE (1876-1924)
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Wild Flower

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EDWARD HENRY BERGE (1876-1924)
Wild Flower
inscribed 'BERGE' and 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
43 in. (109.2 cm.) high
Modeled in 1909.
Provenance
Private collection, Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1990s.
Estate of the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Literature
"National Academy, 1910," Architects' and Builders' Magazine, 1911, p. 24, another example referenced.
E. Gordon, What We Saw at Madame World's Fair: Being a Series of Letters from the Twins at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition to Their Cousins at Home, San Francisco, California, 1915, p. 26, another example illustrated.
S.G.S. Perry, Little Bronze Playfellows: A Phantasy for Children and Grown-Ups, San Francisco, California, 1915, another example illustrated.
Panama Pacific International Exposition, Post-Exposition Exhibition in the Department of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, 1916, p. 3, no. 40, another example referenced.
B. Porter, et al., Art in California: A Survey of American Art with Special Reference to Californian Painting, Sculpture and Architecture Past and Present, Particularly as Those Arts Were Represented at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California, 1916, pl. 245, another example illustrated.
House & Garden, May 1916, p. 36, another example illustrated.
M.U. Seares, "Exposition Aftermath," The American Magazine of Art, vol. VIII, no. 1, November 1916, pp. 64, 65, another example referenced.

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Lot Essay

Wild Flower was modeled in three sizes: life-size (1909, such as the present work), medium (1916) and small (1923). Another life-size cast was displayed at the Palace of Fine Arts during the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California, where it was awarded a bronze medal.

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