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

'Pan of Rohallion'

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Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937)
'Pan of Rohallion'
inscribed 'Frederick MacMonnies/copyright 1894 Paris 1890' (on the reverse of the sphere)--inscribed 'TO.PAN.OF.ROHALLION.ANNO.DOMINI.M.D.C.C.CLXL' and stamped 'Jabieu.Rouard Foundry' (on the reverse of the sphere)
bronze with brown patina
29½ in. (75 cm.) high on a marble base, 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
Literature
J. Conner and J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works 1893-1939, Houston, Texas, 1989, p. 126.
E.A. Gordon, The Sculpture of Frederick William MacMonnies: A Critical Catalogue, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1998, p. 121.
G.P. Opitz, Dictionary of American Sculptors: 18th Century to the Present, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1894, p. 575, another example illustrated.
M. Smart and E.A. Gordon, A Flight with Fame: The Life and Art of Frederick MacMonnies, Madison, Connecticut, 1996, pp. 92, 288, another example illustrated.

Lot Essay

Pan of Rohallion, the first of a series of fountain figures sculpted by MacMonnies in the 1890s, was originally designed for the estate of Howard Adams in Seabright, New Jersey. One of the artist's most successful models, it was edited by both French and American foundries in several sizes: ten inches, fifteen inches and thirty inches high.

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