27 February 2013
Carl Paul Jennewein (1890-1978)
'Over the Waves'
inscribed 'C.P. JENNEWEIN ©' (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
Cast in 1927.
Sotheby's, New York, 24 November 1993, lot 277.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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J. Conner, J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works 1893-1939, Houston, Texas, 1989, p. 82.
Originally conceived as a fountain, the form for 'Over the Waves' was created in response to the popularity of garden sculpture in the 1920s. The composition was cast in three sizes: the 54-inch version was cast in an edition of eleven; the 48-inch version was cast in an unknown edition size; the 12-inch version was cast in an edition of six, of which the present work is number one. A 48-inch cast is in the collection of the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida.
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