Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937)
Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937)

'Infant Faun'

Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937)
'Infant Faun'
inscribed 'Frederick/Macmonnies' (on the reverse)--inscribed 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' (along the base)--inscribed 'R.B.4.' (beneath the base)
bronze with greenish-brown patina
15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high
Conceived circa 1901-05.
The artist.
Private collection, gift from the above.
Private collection, New York.
Sotheby's, New York, 27 January 1984, lot 643.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
G.A. Reynolds, American Bronze Sculpture: 1850 to the Present, exhibition catalogue, Newark, New Jersey, 1984, p. 27, no. 26, illustrated.
S.E. Menconi, From the Studio: Selections of American Sculpture 1811-1941, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1986, p. 36, no. 22, another example illustrated.
K. Solender, The American Way in Sculpture, 1890-1930, exhibition catalogue, Cleveland, Ohio, 1986, p. 18, no. 9, another example illustrated.
M. Smart, E.A. Gordon, A Flight with Fame: The Life and Art of Frederick MacMonnies (1863-1937), Madison, Connecticut, 1996, p. 302, no. 66, another example illustrated.
E.A. Gordon, The Sculpture of William MacMonnies: A Critical Catalogue, pt. 2, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, 1998, pp. 453-55, no. 66.
Newark, New Jersey, The Newark Museum, American Bronze Sculpture: 1850 to the Present, October 18, 1984-February 3, 1985, no. 26.
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Please note this lot is 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high).

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With the bronze base replaced by an identical one of granite, 'Infant Faun' became the central element of the 1908 Swan Memorial Fountain in Utica, New York. Other casts of 'Infant Faun' are currently in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York.

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