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Herbert Adams (1858-1945)
Christie's is pleased to offer two works from the collection of Peter and Alma Smith, Cornish, New Hampshire (lots 30 and 31).
Herbert Adams (1858-1945)

Debutante: Miss Margaret Wilson

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Herbert Adams (1858-1945)
Debutante: Miss Margaret Wilson
inscribed 'HA/MCMXIC' (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high

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Considered one of the most prominent American art colonies, the Cornish Art Colony flourished from 1890 to the mid 1920's and featured some of the most established and celebrated artists at the turn of the century.

Herbert Adams, a member of the Colony, was a leading sculptor of the Renaissance Revival movement who chose to portray women in historical costumes, suggesting Renaissance styles while many American sculptors were turning away from antiquities to modern subjects and methods.

Adams studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a student at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, earning honorable mentions in the Paris Salons of 1888 and 1889 as well as many other medals at American expositions and exhibitions. Adams was a member of the National Academy of Design, where he also served as President.
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