24 May 2007
Edward Francis McCartan (1879-1947)
'Spirit of the Woods'
inscribed 'E. MCCARTAN' (on the base)--stamped 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' (along the base)
bronze with verdigris patina
22 in. (55.9 cm.) high
Cast in 1914.
Sotheby's, New York, 2 February 1979, lot 511.
Private collection, Pennsylvania, acquired from the above.
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New York, National Academy of Design, Annual Exhibition, 1915, no. 104.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition, 1916, no. 643 (awarded George D. Widener Gold Medal).
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